3RD PLACE – $300
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
frisly colop MORALES: The concept proposal for the Fort Tilden Fields is comprised of an observation deck, restaurant, recreational spaces, lobbies, and unique spaces existing in the intersection of the project’s shapes and edges, which are between land and water. It becomes a recreational landmark that will satisfy New Yorkers who are seeking a sanctuary of harmonious combinations of genuine aesthetics and practicality. The site is inspired by natural formations, distinctively existing as an open park where sport fields are not arranged in a traditional manner and instead follow the dynamic movement of the volumes which invoke an impression of natural waves.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
fcM: The arrangement of the mayan glyhp and the aesthetics and detail of the sea shells
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
fcM: reading “on the way to work” by damian hirst, listening to all kinds of music.
sP: whose work is on your radar?
fcM: xefirotarch, marcosandmarjan, BIG, MAD
Michael Szivos: This project is very formal, but it could be a good approach for providing an identity for a sports facility.The forms are simple but sophisticated and modular. This help unify the complex in a Brasília sort of way.
Abigail Coover: There is a certain elegance to this strategy in both its form and programmatic response. I think that the vertical nesting of the program works well with the “shells” that seem to be eroding into the fields, the landscape and the ocean’s edge.
Nathan Hume: The cones are an interesting solution to packing the sports fields together while also creating powerful interstitial spaces for circulation and views through the site. This solution creates a continuity across the site while also creating differently scaled spaces inside for each sporting field.