The New Zocalo is an urban platform. A Mexican Spanish word for public plaza, like that at the center of Mexico City, zócalo is here defined as an elevated plinth. Hovering above street level and aligned with the adjacent rail yard, the plinth’s colorful textured paving traverses a series of gardens while broad oblique walkways connect formal and informal destinations.
The Syracuse University School of Architecture hosts an event with two of the 2014 MoMA PS1 YAP finalist teams at the University’s new Fisher Center in NYC. . . .
panel discussion: “MoMA PS1 YAP Finalists” with Pita & Bloom and Collective-LOK. Moderated by Michael SPEAKS.
6.00 p.m. / Syracuse University Fisher Center
136 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
This proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center is a singular, landmark building, which encompasses both the Taichung Public Library and the Taichung Fine Arts Museum. In response to Taichung City Government’s initiative to develop a notable entryway to Taichung Gateway Park, we propose a building that formally yields a “gateway” into the new park. Much like natural occurring openings between large rock formations, grand breezeways or tunnels are proposed to separate the two volumes of the library and museum. Through a series of studies and manipulations of historical archway precedents, a three-dimensional form of the tunnels was generated.