Architectural Design

Project Description

This project aspires to re-engage Coney Island to its historical roots. Once a place to go to lose oneself, to blend and meld into the public realm in excess and grandeur, Coney Island has lost its identity as a place of escape from the traditional public/private dialectical condition of Manhattanism. This project proposes a megastructure consisting of 60' square microtowers that lift the amusement region off the ground while simultaneously protecting existing assets. By breaking the towers into smaller units and through a variegated stratified structure, new urban relationships form with both the existing ground plane and in the new lifted public realm. Typifying the spirit of Coney Island is the coloring that is used to act as a wayfinding device.