Leimert Performing Plaza

Danilo Concha, B.Arch '23

ARCH 302A: Architectural Design III

Gallery: Co-op City – Housing for the Collective Good: From Minimal Dwelling to Maximal Housing

Instructor: John Dutton

THIS PROJECT EMBRACES LEIMERT’S PARK MUSIC AND ART DRIVEN COMMUNITY, CREATING A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE IN THE CITY CAN LIVE TOGETHER CO-OPERATIVELY AND HAVE A PUBLIC PERFORMING SPACE WHERE LOCAL MUSICIANS CAN PERFORM. THE DESIGN CONSIST OF AN OPEN AIR PERFORMING SPACE RIGHT AT THE CENTER CORE OF THE SITE BY WRAPPING COLLECTIVE AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS LEAVING THE FRONT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WELCOMING THEM TO HAVE A VIEW OF THE SHOW. PASSIVE SYSTEMS ARE INCORPORATED ALLOWING THE BUILDING TO BE SUSTAINABLE YEAR ROUND WITH DIRECTIONAL EXTERIOR SHADING, WIND PASSIVE SYSTEMS, AS WELL A PHOTO-VOLTAIC PANELS. PUBLIC COLLECTIVE PROGRAMS ARE PLACED TOWARDS THE LOWER FLOORS WITH A HEAVY MASS CONCRETE STRUCTURE WHILE THE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL UNITS ARE PLACED AT THE TOP FLOORS WITH A WOOD FRAMING SYSTEM. THE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM CONSIST OF SINGLE DORM TYPE UNITS AS WELL AS MULTI-ROOM UNITS FOR FAMILY. AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF PRIVATE COLLECTIVE SPACE IS GIVEN TO THE RESIDENTS BRINGING TOGETHER SOCIAL INTERACTION AS WELL AS STRAIGHT VIEW INTO THE PERFORMING SPACE BELLOW.


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