|Author||Kyriakou, Kyriakos , Greece|
|Coauthors||Krimizi, Sofia , Greece|
Urban borders Second prize
Work title: 6th AVENUE and 90 DEGREES STREET, NY-NY (0000701564)
We awarded second place to this proposal for its clarity and simplicity. The proposal multiplies and elevates a generic urban block in midtown Manhattan with a simple 90 degree rotation.
I did sense a certain naiveté to the project, which failed to exploit the unique opportunity for programmatic diversity in the high-rise typology. The proposal could have benefitted from reading Delirious New York, in which Rem Koolhaas analyzes the Downtown Athletic Club to illustrate how multiple worlds can exist independently in a hermitically sealed tower.
In terms of technical strength, I applaud the considerations of horizontal zoning in New York and lighting exposure illustrated in the diagrams.Shohei Shigematsu