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Park - ing, the Social Magnet

In the urban context, the built environment is defined by lines. More importantly, it is the perception of these lines by individuals that creates spatial constraints. The parking lot, for instance, is an embodiment of linearity, defining the spatial realm with its boundaries. As such, it presents an interesting opportunity to explore the potential for transforming the typical parking structure into a more dynamic and multi-functional space. By considering the fluctuation of temporal patterns in occupancy, we can conceive of a strategy for 24-hour usage of this space. A column-free expanse, the parking lot can become a social magnet, serving as a park or community facility. By challenging the conventional usage of this typology, it can emerge as a hub of social interaction and activity within the city.

Year : 2022
Category : Idea Competition

Roel : Individual Work