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  • Formal Hybrids
    miami FLORIDA & new york NEW YORK

    NYC CASINO/CONVENTION CENTER COMPETITION
    First place — $1200

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    alex LOZANO & reynolds DIAZ jr.: In recent years Manhattan’s lower West Side has undergone radical urban transformations. Perhaps the most influential addition to this part of the urban fabric has been the Highline Elevated Park; a melting pot of diverse activities. Thus extending this dynamic chamber of locals, artist, tourist and night-life enthusiast was an essential component to the proposal. Moreover, catalyzing these synergizes throughout the site emerge fields of landscape diversities. In this landscape, people can recreate, farm, lounge, gather or stroll for a casual walk.

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  • Cellular Complexity
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    NYC CASINO/CONVENTION CENTER COMPETITION
    Second Place — $800

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:

    kais AL-RAWI, julia KOERNER, & marie BOLTENSTERN: This project demonstrates research and development of a single architectural system that addresses through its variation architectural conditions within an urban context, containing diverse programmatic changes. The variations are created through the use of efficient closest packing geometries within a cellular system that varies in gradients of size, porosity, thickness and layers.

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  • The Great Indoors
    new york NEW YORK

    NYC CASINO/CONVENTION CENTER COMPETITION
    Third Place — $300

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    KyuYoung HUH & jj YEO:

    The Yards ///
    Manhattan’s West Side has a character all its own. In examining the Western edge condition, affinities with building typologies of particular scale and program began to emerge, where the city’s anomalies and irregularities convene. This is where the streets protrude as piers into the water, where several strip clubs have opened, where sports are played in multi-purpose parking lots, where the hulking mass of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is permanently docked.

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  • Expanding Convention
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    NYC CASINO/CONVENTION CENTER COMPETITION
    Honorable Mention — $100

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    emanuel ADMASSU, DeMar JONES, & gary McGAHA: New York City’s transient nature makes it a territory of infinite complexities. But the definitive layout constraints of the grid, provide opportunities for horizontal and vertical expansion. The generic grid is reinterpreted as a platform to be appropriated according to the diverse needs of its inhabitants. In order to maximize the potential for change, the structure adapts itself to multiple possibilities.

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  • SUPERCELL: Waging Arcology
    new york NEW YORK

    NYC CASINO/CONVENTION CENTER COMPETITION
    Honorable Mention — $100

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    conner CALLAHAN: Manhattan is a contradiction, and its SUPERCELL megastructure, conflicted—an exterior that is highly public in its embracement of the community, but an interior geometry and program that is introverted and rejects its surrounding context. The design physically reveals a dichotomy and offers a playful critique of balancing outward versus inward agendas, while offering a destination to both engage and retreat from Manhattan.

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