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Bridge the Gap

Chinatown Library



The uneven distribution of urban furniture and the tight-knit Boston Chinatown community triggers an intervention bridging the gaps. The robust cores, rooted and growing, are turned into social infrastructures, serving the community as a hub of intersection, standing and watching the ebb and flow of civic life. People experience the gaps and the tension in between. Under a large context, the gaps between towers scale down the building, bring down the light to the ground level. Structurally, the system reveals different levels of forces, evoking the awareness of elevated and floating, of separation and connection. The tectonic details also resonance to the overall strategy of layering and connections with the sharp contrast of materiality creating threshold moments.


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