GateWays To ChinaTown New York

Design Purpose:

New York City requires a Chinatown gateway, upgraded information kiosk, and tree preservation. The goal was to create a high-functioning fun space. The final design includes expanded sidewalks, information center, vegetation, seating, and plaza. In Chinese mythology dragons are magical protectors. The dragon / serpent swims protecting Chinatown and nature. Only its open mouth, the green patina copper panels housing the information media lounge, and deconstructed pieces of the head and body, the ipe wood planks, are visible above the water. The serpent devours the pollution of urbanity, creating oasis. The street and sidewalk is the water in-which it swims.