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Undergraduate Performing Arts P.4 Connect/ivity P.16 Oculus P.26 Musuem P.36 Ecolodge P.46 Rennovation P.58 Theater P.76 Drafting P.84 Farming P.92
2. DETROIT SCHOOL
OF PERFORMING ARTS
3. The Detroit School of Performing Arts is a It is about a celebration of life through art.
project focused on the human spirit to do The Detroit School of Modern Performing Art
and create good, as well as about the will is a way to bring recognition to the dreams
to do things of wonder. After recent world of young artists to improve and enrich our
events and the current condition of the inner way of life, to add comfort and reassurance
city of Detroit, the school looks toward the about the new millennium.
great adventure of the Twenty First Century.
4. Site Analysis
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For the master plan,
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with the area by
extending the arc
started by Grand
Circus Park across the
college campus. The
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to the intersection of
W. Montcalm and
Woodward. All the
buildings on campus
touch this pathway,
creating a walkable
path to get students
and visitors through the
Site Plan 01. Administration Building 04. Grand Gallery
Second story overhangs walkway to create covered Building sits on the ground at Woodward Ave
School of Music Grand Gallery path from dormitories to college buildings. and rises up above Montcalm Ave. The façade
School of Dance Performance Theater 02. Connection Pathway consists of digital displays that showcase images
6FKRRO RI 7KHDWHU 0L[HG 8VH2IÀFHV/RIWV Covered bridge connects third story of all colleges to and scenes from past performances. This building
allow students easy access among college buildings. produces added light and movement to the
Administration Cafe/Bookstore/Dorms 03. Grand Gallery/Dorms campus, making the area a safer place to travel at
The raised portion of the building connects to the night.
third story of the Café/Bookstore/Dormitory building.
The connection portion opens in the center to create
a quiet courtyard for the students and visitors to enjoy.
5. 05 02 01 06 07
01. Foundation Room
02. Conference Room 12
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05. Staff Break Area
06. Black Box Theater 31
07. Choral Music Theater
08. Restrooms Section
09. Quiet Room
10. Make-Up Rooms
11. Green Room
13. Balcony Seating
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15. Dressing Room
16. Dressing Room
17. Dressing Room
18. Dressing Room
19. Theater Rehearsal
20. Instrument Rehearsal
21. Dance Rehearsal
22. Balcony Seating
26. Sitting Area
27. Coat Check
28. Restrooms Theater Concept
29. Janitor’s Closet The theater features that connects the three
30. Service Area two “arms” that extend buildings, showing that
31. Workshop Area from the building and all three share a purpose.
touch the State and The part that extends
Fox theaters. These over the State Theater
33. Public Theater arms allow drivers down is covered in digital
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35. Bar theater from a distance. marquee for the theater.
It also creates a visual link
6. East Elevation South Elevation West Elevation North Elevation
The material selection for the Detroit School The interior of the public theater features A concrete spiral stairway runs up the front Entry of theater is on the glass façade. A
of Performing Arts is glass and metal panels. two balconies, numerous private boxes, a façade of the building around the glass peel-away wall comes off of the façade
The glass façade on the east, the entry curved ceiling to enhance acoustics, and elevator. The theater is a place to be and to accentuate the entry. The wall wraps
HOHYDWLRQ ZLWK D IRXUÁRRU RSHQ OREE DOORZV acoustical wall-covering. the place to be seen. around the front of the theater and hangs
the abundant light into the building. The above the entry courtyard from cables
metal panels accent the façade and help attached to the roof structure.
shape the elevations.
7. The Fox and the State Theaters, located around
the theater site, don’t express their purpose.
Without the marquee, they could easily house
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viewer, makes him or her wonder what’s going
on inside and makes that person want to come
in. I made something that differs from those
old, established theaters because my theater’s
purpose isn’t the same as the Fox or State. This
theater is for students—not professionals. It should
My design is expressive and emotional. I made a
place for the students, as well as the city, to enjoy.
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expressive and communicate with the building’s
purpose—to experience emotion. No one will
doubt that this is a place of dance and theater
The school is a main attraction for the city,
creating a new source of tourist power, bringing
money and business to the city.
9. The ACSA/AISC 2005-2006 Student Design Competition was a
challenge to design a Community Aquatic Center in an urban
10. Entry to the stands is
located at the far end
of the building to pull
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Center entire room. The stands
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03. Concession are built up to allow
04. Eating Room spectators to be high
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Room plexi-glass wall separates
08. Recreation Pool the spectators from the
09. Therapy Pool pool area. The wall also
09 lets spectators choose to
10. 20’ Water Slide
12 08 stay at the pool level to
11. Toddler Water Slide
watch competitors race.
The center is separated
02 into three parts—the
14. Dive Pool competition pools, the
04 15. Spectator Stands
01 recreation pool, and the
16. Observation Deck entry/service. The entry is
16 13 ZLWK )LUVW $LG /LIH centrally located to allow
Guard Station, Wet visitors to party ways into
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14 whichever section they’ve
02 03 Team Rest Area come to use within the
15 Underneath complex.
Mohr’s equation for
circular stress is the
mathematical basis for
the structural circular
truss system. The third
Approaching this project, I decided to do truss with the use of triangles in a circular informational circle shows
some research on steel and its’ strengths formation. This information led me to think the metal panels on the
and weaknesses. Through this, I found that DERXW D FLUFXODU EXLOGLQJ 0 ÀQDO GHVLJQ WUXVV VVWHP 7KH ÀQDO
a steel truss is strongest when in a triangular employed huge circular trusses. These trusses circle discusses how the
form because all points are equidistant from would be sunk into the ground creating an steel truss connects to the
the center, thus allowing there to be no underground parking area for those using
weak points within the truss. I then found the the center and the surrounding downtown
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The main lifeguard station is a depth of 4’ and features
located in the recreational a 20’ waterslide at the deep
side of the building. The end. A whirlpool is also in
recreational pool features a this area of the building,
stepped entry, as well as a located along the length of
zero-entry. The pool slopes to the recreational pool.
The façade of the center is a glass curtain wall
covered by a web of semi-transparent metal
panels that attach to the steel circular truss
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center creating interesting shadows as the sun
passes through the sky.
14. The Oculus, a Sony entertainment products that Concept: Look
Exhibition Space, was are available for purchase. Consumers today ignore stories that don’t blue plexi-glass, emit a glow throughout and
designed for the 2007 Sony This competition looked intrigue them. Designers must create spaces around the structure. The ceiling curves to
Student Design Competition toward a space that would that are not only functional, but interesting create a taller space at the opening and a
Challenge. The goal was to become a “fashion lifestyle” and stimulating. Oculus is a beacon of slightly tighter space inside. The continual
create a short-term, high- shopping experience that interest. One is drawn to the space, wanting movement of the ads on the screens and
impact, low-cost immersive provides a tangible, 3-D WR H[SHULHQFH LW /(' VFUHHQV ODFH WKH the ambient glow of the building itself force
branding experience that experience that entices outer walls with product ads, which change everyone to come toward the structure and
focuses on TV and home each consumer. throughout the day. Interior walls, made of ´/RRNµ
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The space is divided into
multiple areas of interest.
Each space offers different
products for purchase.
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purchased in-store and
delivered to consumers’
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four touch-screen panels,
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back wall of the store.
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lighting inside, which
the roof system. A bench area without entering the
emits an ambient glow
curves out of the roof where store.
throughout the space.
the ceiling meets the
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Metal brackets are attached Glass cabinets lie beneath
to the wall, serving as housing the counter to house
for the lighting and shelving. products that are available
Moveable shelves are attached for in-store purchase.
to these brackets for easy
change of display.
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roof starts at a 14’ height at the entry and inside to emit an ambient glow throughout all a canvas material, allowing those who /LVWHQ /HW /RRVH DQG /LYHµ SRUWLRQV RI WKH
then, convexly, curves down to 10’ height at the interior space and the close exterior. purchase items a bag which they can use store.
the back wall. again and again.
19. Cranbrook prides itself as through 12 independent Founded by Detroit philanthropists George Cranbrook Educational Community is an
one of the world’s leading college preparatory and Ellen Booth in 1904, Cranbrook’s entrie network dedicated to the arts. The
centers of education, schools. Critics have called campus features the work of world- objective of this project was to create a
science and art. The Cranbrook “the most renowned architects such as Eliel Saarinen, small gallery building, dedicated to the
campus is comprised of a enchanted and enchanting Albert Kahn, Steven Holl , Tod Williams, Tod work of a single furniture designer, that
graduate Academy of Art, setting in America” and in Williams and Billie Tsien, Rafael Moneo, Peter would be located at the heart of the artistic
contemprary Art Museum, 1989, it was designated a Rose and sculptors Carl Milles, Marshall community of Cranbrook.
House Gardens, natural 1DWLRQDO +LVWRULF /DQGPDUN Fredericks, and others.
history museum, and Pre-K
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The Cranbrook camus has many noteable Philippe Starck is an Being a rather ecentric
highlights in its’ art and architecture, but internationally known designer, Starck products
none are more reknown that the Cranbrook French designer. Starck carry a life of their own.
House and Gardens. The museum site is has become a “jack of all Since the museum is
located on a hill between the Art Museum trades,” offering his designs devoted to the display of
and the Cranbrook House. This location for everything: utensils, his works, the museum must
prompted the design to harness the OLJKWLQJ À[WXUHV IXUQLWXUH act as a backdrop to his
opportunity to showcase the amazing views interior design, architecture, works, while becoming a
of those landmarks from the site. and transportation design. ÀWWLQJ UDQEURRN SLHFH
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01. Entry Vestibule
02. Gift Shop
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10. Exhibition Space
13. Mechanical Room
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Museum is compression and the vertical and horizontal
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through the spaces and The entire building sits into
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Cranbrook House, the Bog obtrusive to the landscape
Garden, and Kingswood and campus.
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15 neutral colors to contrast the curvy nature established feeling of the other Cranbrook
of Starck’s Creations. The furniture in the projects. It is hard and structured enough
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brightness of Starck’s projects. separate the museum from the campus. This
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The surrounding buildings on the Cranbrook to go against the grain and create different
site are mostly made of brick and concrete products that stand out from the rest.
block, so for the material of the exterior
24. Dang Jia Shan is a small mountain village on the loess Because of this problem, many of the caves “Going Green” and “Sustainable Design”
plateau of northern China. The villagers live in cave have become vacant and fallen into disrepair have become buzz words in public conscious.
GZHOOLQJV WKDW DUH HQHUJHIÀFLHQW DQG HQYLURQPHQW as the population in the village becomes less Therefore, people are looking for more
friendly. Due to global climate change, the rainfall in the and less. Many research teams have started opportunities to get involved in projects that
area has declined. The extraction of oil and natural gas to study the cave dwellings as examples of are friendly to Earth’s ecology. The village has
and the coal mining in the area have caused the water vernacular green design. The traditional style potential to develop as an eco-aware tourist
table in the village to descend as well. This is a problem of the village is thought to be truly sustainable. destination. This project is a proposal for the
because villagers grow their own food on the mountain village to become a functional ecolodge.
and there isn’t much water access.
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Untouched Caves The welcome center is located directly on 02. A waiting area is located to the south of
the only road into the village. All visitors must the hall so that visitors can recuperate and
Welcome Center pass through this check-point before entering check in before traveling up the rest of the
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03. A living area is provided for the welcome
01. The main entry hall is unobstructed so center attendee, as well as a donkey shed
that natives to the village can simply walk to help carry luggage and visitors up the
/RGJH (PSORHH DYHV through to get to the village. mountain.
26. Visitor Lodge
Each lodge is designed to
be relatively the same, as
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planter built into the backrest.
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as a stove for cooking/heat.
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with a built-in planter/dresser
to serve as a rail.
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furniture, and wood construc-
tion in the lodges. Cave wall
are left unpainted and natural.
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the mountain and connect to
the rooms at the ceiling to help
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The lodge features hanging
paper lantern lights with com-
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energy usage. Ample daylight
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daytime, so the electric lights
would only need to be used at
night. Wall sconces are lo-
cated in the back of the cave
to provide extra light in those
darker areas as needed.
Community Facility rooms or in the community room. Section
Dining for the lodges is provided as a The rooms next to the dining and kitchen
community experience. The kitchen is run are open rooms for events like calligraphy,
by current Dang Jia Shan residents. Guests sewing, and other traditional hobbies. Guests
can help prepare the food and then all sit are allowed a chance to see the residents
together in the dining room for the meal. The take part in their normal hobbies and past-
kitchen is left open as well, so guests can times.
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28. The Commons
For each lodge cluster, there
is a shared public lounge
area and restroom. The
common area and restroom
are connected so that
those enjoying the common
area can easily access the
bathrooms as needed. The
lounge room has WI-FI internet
and televisions so guests can
easily keep in contact with the
rest of the world.
The restroom features grey-
water toilets and showers. A
common water wall is used
for the toilets and showers to
cut down on added building
in the caves. The toilet waste
is pumped into a back room
where it collects in bins and is
dried to use as fertilizer on the
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practice in the village.
Air vents are built into the
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help keep moisture out of the
cave to stop mold developing. Front Elevation
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a redesign within the existing company includeing residential, commerical, and
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historical site, the building being an 1870’s
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02 02. Architecture Design
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07 05. Quiet Space
07. Conference Room
06 12. Kitchenette
15 13. Archiecture
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interior space, and new build
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walls was left exposed on
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historical aspect of the building.
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carpet tile were chosen for the
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light color of the wood and the
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circulation space. Section
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on display on the suspended spiral staircase. window will create accent shadows railings within the building, creating a punch workers are able to do their work. Railings
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35. Data Plan
Lobby Work Stations
A custom built receptionist desk logo. This wall seperates the Workstations feature adjustable equipped with multiple plugins
welcomes employees and lobby from a conference room, height tables with partial height as well. The large conference
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wall, composed of etched glass, business occuring within. are built into each work station, wall, allowing the space to be
sits behind the desk and features allowing users easy access. used for multiple meetings at
the Hobbs + Black Architects The large conference room is once.
Aesthetic Concept: Natural Functional Concept: Open and Flexible
The exterior of the building is constructed design, like paint colors and material colors, Each professional area features medium plan if space is needed. Break out spaces
of a grey stone block. By using natural, from existing stone walls and the focal Tiffany height partition walls to let people see DUH ORFDWHG RQ HDFK ÁRRU DV ZHOO JLYLQJ
sustainable materials for all new building window, the space becomes a cohesive each other easily. This allows disciplines to employees space to gather to discuss
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existing structure through the simple color Moveable partition walls throughout the work to a conference room.
palette. Also, by pulling aspects of the interior space allow for ease of change in
37. Bamboo wood panels are suspended from the ceiling above
workstations. These provide acoustical control and an added layering
effect between each level.
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39. Because of the tremendous growth in the Century Theater, and the Harmony Park
the vitality of the Northeast quadrant of entertainment district, the Fox and State
Downtown Detroit, your client has decided theaters, and the venerable Detroit Athletic
to build a motion picture complex in the Club. The city has requested that, in order
area. The complex will be located in WR LQFUHDVH WKH SHGHVWULDQ WUDIÀF LQ WKH
the area of downtown which contains area, new facilities are to be designed with
Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Detroit Opera commercial/restaurant facilities on ground
House, the Music Hall, The Gem Theater, ÁRRU DUHDV DV SUDFWLFDO
05. Seating Area
06. Quiet Room
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05. Seating Area
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10. Sports Bar
11. Retail Space
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10 Apparel) The project conceptually looked to an ex- The design of my theater has two main fea-
ploration of spaces. A grand open lobby tures to draw visitors all the way downtown
09 spanning the 4 stories with over-looking café for a movie. One draw is the lobby entry-
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out over the area. a ride, an attraction rather than just simple
41. East Elevation South Elevation
West Elevation North Elevation
Keeping with the other buildings in this experience in Detroit in the spring, summer, Digital screens, on the façade of the building, The building stands as a downtown attraction
area of downtown Detroit, I chose a warm and fall (when weather permits). A green show posters of what’s currently playing and for all of Metro Detroit. Patrons will be drawn
concrete for the majority of the theater. I lawn is kept up top with framing trees to what is soon to come to the theater. A street to the theater for its’ theatrical display
chose a darker warm brick to line the building block lights from Comerica Park and the marquee runs along the lower part of the and experience. This will bring more life to
and create a keystone around the building. other surrounding buildings. A separate theater, also displaying the names and times downtown Detroit and help to ensure the
Another special feature is the rooftop theater concession stand and restroom area is kept of current attractions. other businesses in the area can keep alive.
area. This area is for a “movie in the park” on the roof for the patrons using this space.
43. Drawings completed in Building Systems Course
45. The mission of the Queens County Farm The New York Farm Exchange is a proposed
Museum is to preserve, restore, and interpret project for the Queens County Farm
the site. Through educational programs, , Museum to become a model for urban
events, and museum services, we educate farming. The project sets forth rules for a
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County’s agricultural and horticultural past at the farm and uses the NYC subway
and heighten awareness of present-day system as a carrier.
agricultural and horticultural practices.
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The Queens County The farm encompasses a SODQWLQJ ÀHOGV DQ RUFKDUG Our farm animals
Farm Museum’s history 47-acre parcel that is the and herb garden. Over and tranquil agrarian
dates back to 1697; it longest continuously farmed 500,000 people visit environment provide the
occupies New York City’s site in New York State. The the Farm each year to opportunity to leave the
largest remaining tract of site includes historic farm participate in seasonal hectic daily pace behind
undisturbed farmland and buildings, a greenhouse events, like Easter Egg hunts, for an enjoyable visit to a
is the only working historical complex, livestock, farm the Maize Maze, and the farm without leaving the
farm in the City. vehicles and implements, apple orchard. City.
This is the answer to urban farming. Basically, purchased and taken home to grow and Essentially, this is the model of what urban farming
farming is a network of production and harvest. Produce can be either kept for is. It’s a fusion of network and distribution. This
distribution. Seedlings are brought to the personal use or taken back to the market network affects the entire region, growing things
QCFM where they are distributed throughout subway nodes. Produce is taken back to that had to be imported before and now can
the region to the subway market hubs. the farm, cleaned, and added to what’s be found locally. Rather than depending on
These hubs are set up throughout the city produced on site. Then, all produce is sorted costly imports, the people produce the people’s
on subway platforms. There, seedings are to distribute produce evenly through the city. produce.
48. Different seasons will create a
different concentration of visi- 13
tors at the farm.
The vineyard, which is a large
economical resource for the
farm, is incorporated into the
proposed main stretch of mu-
01. Allotment Field
02. Maize Maze
04. Historic Farm House
05. Chicken Coop
06. Cow Shed
01 07. Subway
08. Planting Fields
09. Duck Pond
02 03 10. Sheep Patures
13. Museum 18
14 14. Hydroponics
16. Activity Fields
15 17. Market
04 The parking is placed under-
ground so that planting may
take place on the above soil. 08
Planting patterns in the Gallery
exhibit rotate with the seasons
and animal needs.
The different exhibits are built
at different levels across the
site, creating a boundry be-
tween different exhibits.
The main entry axis gallery is bounded from the market to the from station to station
by a hedge wall and the main subway. Certain cars at off-hours of subway
farming building. This gallery features ZRXOG EH RXWÀWWHG travel, allowing the
a hydroponic pond, which is used to to carry the produce farm to distribute their
grow more produce for distribution. The carts to and from the produce in a way that
subway platform lies directly beneath the subway distribution does not obstruct the
museum building, allowing the seeding nodes in the city. The normal subway system
and produce carts to be moved easily carts would be moved users.
50. The Queens County Farm allowing users to focus their
Museum and Distribution experience on different
Center connects the public, aspects of the farm. The
their produce, and their farm is the main distribution
farming education all in one point of the Queens County
location. Different levels of the Farm Exchange network
structure focus upon different and needed to facilitate this
programmatic selections, network and all of its’ needs.
51. The museum is the connecting facet of the The Queens County Farm Museum and Different levels of the structure focus upon
entire project. It is the cohesive unit that Distribution Center connects the public, their different programmatic selections, allowing
binds all portions of the project’s program. It produce, and their farming education all in users to focus their experience on different South-East Elevation
works to bind the people, the produce, and one location. It connects the entire urban aspects of the farm. The farm is the main
the education of farming all into this one farming industry of NYC so that produce can distribution point of the Queens County Farm
location. be produced and provided to everyone. Exchange network and needed to facilitate
this network and all of its’ needs.
52. Queens County Farm
Museum and Distribution
01. Rooftop Vineyard Trellis
02. View Deck
04. Restaurant/Wine Bar
03 05. Welcome Center
12. Subway Entry
11 /HYHO )RXU
14. Distribution Center 02
Each level of the museum
13 center provides the The subway level is the heart of the entire project. 13
opportunity to watch and Here, the distribution carts are collected and
learn. distributed, their produce is cleaned and checked,
and the actual produce market for the QCFM is
14 The rooftop vineyard, above housed.
the view deck, allows patrons
and workers to pick the
53. Section Section
The rooftop vineyard trellis stretches where exactly their wine comes from. The museum also features a focal spiral The Queens County Farm Museum and
across the museum and the surrounding The museum features two entry/exit points staircase that stretches from the subway Distribution Center is the hub of the entire
gallery. This trellis becomes a landmark from the subway platform and market platform to the View Deck. This stair acts as farming network. This museum will become
for the museum, becoming a one of a kind square below. Each entry brings visitors to a visual connection for the museum building, the prototype example to teach all major
attraction for New York City. The trellis the surface and focuses them to the east or creating a visual “DNA strand” of the museum, cities, all over the world, the use and the
system is open for farm visitors to see where west of the main gallery stretch. reminding visitors that their produce grows need for such systems to exist and to better
the grapes are grown and cared for and forth from the ground. life--and food--for all people everywhere.