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YMCA Community Center project located in New York City
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YMCA Community Center
Project Team: Samuel Williams and Sami Gerwick
The "Manhattan block" is verified as the site and its usage to construct on employs the idea of producing architectural scale related to dwelling in the city. The threshold experience or primary implication of the design project is identified, meaning there's a purpose of approaching the complex pertaining to its relationship to the city.
What the design project expresses in the first stage of consciousness is the program's form, developing a number of objects or modules of purpose to be arranged on site. There are five modules arranged in an oval sequence within the site, surrounding a large open space in the middle. This particular design implies to the program of a community center. Furthermore, the centered space expresses ideas of public gathering, recreation, commerce, and education.