plaYform

plaYform

Architect
GEBDESIGN.
Location
Central Park North, New York, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Parks/Gardens

Parks
Chang Kyu Lee + Dokyung Kim

plaYform

GEBDESIGN. as Architects

A gigantic Central Park is the emblematic piece of urban break space in New York City. The ‘plaYform’ is located between 81st and 82nd st and 6th and 7th ave.

The ‘plaYform’ is a place of great public destination; an exploration and a shelter. The ‘plaYform’ is also a point and a place that meets different leisure and cultural circuits (axis). The project integrates existing communities and nature not only physical but also programmatic manner, and provides new space to rejuvenate the community and the everyday summer life of NYC neighborhoods.

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The project ‘plaYform’ proposes a “space of experiences” - simply pushed-down a plaTform connects human and nature as a ‘plaYform’. The project opens up the visual and physical corridors between two urban fabric relationships: water axis and culture axis. Rotating the ‘plaYform’ is a gesture not only provides visual change but also offers different programs.

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The project provides versatile summer public programs which attract visitors, blend diverse culture and neighbors. The large green open space gives New Yorkers space to interact, play, relax, and gather; It provides space for water/snow sliding, music festival, open air cinema, fashion show run way and restaurant with cafe. The plaYform invites people in all ages to experience different programs of curved surface.

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Creating a sustainable space from the simple architectural gesture is what we should pursuit, therefore, ‘plaYform’ that integrates human and nature with the culture programs create a great sustainable value.

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'PlayForm’ celebrates human and nature interaction through simple architectural gesture while maintaining as a place of great public destination.

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