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Project name: Sky Line  

Module: Design Thesis 

Location of site: Hudson Yards, NYC

Hudson Yards is the future of Manhattan. 

Some of the biggest retail and cultural attractions will debut in the Hudson Yards.

Can the city’s increasingly transit system handle the load of those 65,000 new visitors?

Cities within cities

Twenty-first century urban residents will increasingly live and work in the same neighbourhood, and even in the same building.

The main matters of concern in the area were the gentrification of local Artists. One of the solutions was to increase in demand for affordable studios for the artists in the district by creating WeWorks Artist.

WeWork Artists in Residence program provides artists the workspace, programming, and community they need to thrive as both artists and entrepreneurs.

 

A solution to the housing crisis was to introduce Co-Living. 

Over 72% in New York are classed as low income.

The high prices of real estate and an increasingly solitary lifestyle are leading people to seek new ways of living. Despite the similarities with a student house, co-living combines many other aspects, such as a sense of community, sustainability, and collaborative economy. 

On average, to purchase a micro-studio flat on a co-living space, individuals would be willing to pay up to 60% of the price of a one-bedroom flat in the area. 

 

Create public transport links, anticipate in growth of users in Hudson Yards area as well as creating a bus terminal for MegaBus.

 

Sky Gardens is placed at strategic levels in the highrise tower, responding to the building’s context, orientation, structure and circulation zones.  It covers every available surface on the roofs of the site, in order to substantially replenish the recreational amenity and biodiversity of the city, and to reduce the urban heat island effect.

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New developments

New York’s $25bn Hudson Yards

Site - carpark with no future plans

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Un-occupied site

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PODS

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