Riverside Park Community Plaza

Methods and Form in Architecture II, Yale College, Spring 2020.

A center for my community of Washington Heights on the riverbank of the Hudson. The maze-like series of concrete walls extends from the parking lot off of the Henry Hudson Parkway at 158th Street into the river. The walls closest to the street on the east are more concentrated, creating a more narrow navigation path and allowing people to meander more slowly through the collection of murals on the wall surfaces. As the space moves towards the west and towards the river, it opens up to allow for more programs such as a kitchen, an urban outdoor gym, group seating, and gardens.