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THE COLLECTIVE

COLUMBIA GSAPP   |   CRITIC: LAURIE HAWKINSON   |   PARTNER: QUENTIN YIU | SPRING 2019

November 7, 2018, Amazon announced its plan to open a new headquarters at Anable Basin in Long Island City. The plan was cancelled in 2019 under the resistance of New York City. The site awaits the arrival of another enterprise. Anticipating the “elephant in the room”, what should New Yorkers get in exchange? 

The project proposes a decentralisation mixture of education, research and enterprise. By introducing multiple parties in nurturing talents and producing capital, the public gains hold over the site. With the design of democratic space, public, residents and workers can equally utilise the ground. At the same time, the integration encourages exchange and synergy between different parties. 

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From Monolithic to Diverse

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From Individual Silos to Decentralisation

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Aggregation Strategy | Mat System

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Early Studies | 3D aggregation

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democratic space & resiliency | Ground Plan

Confront rising sea levels and flood challenges, ground strategies are developed to create resilient and social open ground. Construction is designed into multiple phases with selective demolition. Existing properties and communities are taken into consideration. This procedural manner of architectural construction is set up to allow a fluid and continuous space for the neighbourhood to continue to thrive. 

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programmatic mixture | modules

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CLT Prefabrication | Pods & Mods

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NS Section | from community to education

Day & Night

EW Section | From Waterfront to City