2024 Boston Olympic Village: An Unconventional Convention

Project Description

Critic

Jennifer Leung

An Unconventional Convention

This project reimagines the expansion of the existing convention center as an opportunity to create a new type of urban center in post-Olympics Boston. Instead of expanding the convention center by merely enlarging its current footprint as the existing proposal intends to do, we propose to strategically extend the convention center in a linear fashion across the entire site. As such the new linear expansion serves as a spine for future localized activities and programs to form around it. Hence, the existing convention center is simultaneously expanded in footprint but also reconceived in scale and scope of programs to sustain an intensity of activities in post-Olympics Boston.