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Jiwon Kim

 

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Even though Manhattan has a lot of green space, it is not sufficient to reduce the urban heat island effect of so much concrete and metal. This thesis proposes a new way to create more green infrastructure in dense urban areas. By utilizing the stack effect through a chimney structure as an air purifier. Additionally, it proposes Fa├žade design the widespread use of facades with Heliostats to produce and use solar energy within the structures.

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The new floating park

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The new floating park

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The process of designing the new floating park. Utilizing the existing parking garage and adjacent buildings as the foundation of the new park, which aims to improve the air quality in the Manhattan. The chimneys in the parking garage will be advanced that can mitigate the urban heat island effect. The void between the new park and the buildings will be covered by Heliostats, producing solar energy.

A Cloud Above_Design Analysis

The process of designing the new floating park. Utilizing the existing parking garage and adjacent buildings as the foundation of the new park, which aims to improve the air quality in the Manhattan. The chimneys in the parking garage will be advanced that can mitigate the urban heat island effect. The void between the new park and the buildings will be covered by Heliostats, producing solar energy.

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Thicket presents a meandering pathway that gently navigates through a diminutive woodland composed of grasses, shrubs, and trees. This enchanting walkway graciously invites visitors to immerse themselves within the lush surroundings, allowing them to tread upon its charming trails.

The Cloud Above _ Thicket in Summer

Thicket presents a meandering pathway that gently navigates through a diminutive woodland composed of grasses, shrubs, and trees. This enchanting walkway graciously invites visitors to immerse themselves within the lush surroundings, allowing them to tread upon its charming trails.

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The flyover ascends eleven feet above the original structure, guiding visitors through canopies with autumn trees. Along this elevated path, the visitors will discover a viewing spur that offers a breathtaking panorama of the Jersey City skyline along the Hudson River.

The Cloud Above_Flyover in Autumn

The flyover ascends eleven feet above the original structure, guiding visitors through canopies with autumn trees. Along this elevated path, the visitors will discover a viewing spur that offers a breathtaking panorama of the Jersey City skyline along the Hudson River.

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The vertically extruded and strengthened chimneys can mitigate the urban heat island effect in Manhattan. The chimneys will draw in contaminated air, filter it, and release cleaned air back into the surroundings. This process aims to combat the adverse effects of urban heat, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable environment for the city.

A Cloud Above_Chimney 

The vertically extruded and strengthened chimneys can mitigate the urban heat island effect in Manhattan. The chimneys will draw in contaminated air, filter it, and release cleaned air back into the surroundings. This process aims to combat the adverse effects of urban heat, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable environment for the city.

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The equipped Heliostats will track sun's movement and reflect sunlight toward a predetermined target. Created solar energy will be used to maintain the new park and the new chimneys

A Cloud Above_Clean Energy

The equipped Heliostats will track sun's movement and reflect sunlight toward a predetermined target. Created solar energy will be used to maintain the new park and the new chimneys

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Walking trail presents a vibrant spring adorned with an abundance of cherry blossoms. This picturesque scene is a delightful attraction, appealing not only to individual visitors but also to families seeking a memorable experience amidst nature's beauty.

A Cloud Above_Walking Trail in Spring

Walking trail presents a vibrant spring adorned with an abundance of cherry blossoms. This picturesque scene is a delightful attraction, appealing not only to individual visitors but also to families seeking a memorable experience amidst nature's beauty.

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Several overlooks where offer a panoramic Jersey City skyline with Hudson River.

The Cloud Above_Overlook in Spring

Several overlooks where offer a panoramic Jersey City skyline with Hudson River.

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Full of wildflower and warm season grasses.

The Cloud Above_Seating Steps in Spring 

Full of wildflower and warm season grasses.

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Having a yoga class at the park in the Fall will be a memorable moment.

The Cloud Above_Multi Use Field

Having a yoga class at the park in the Fall will be a memorable moment.

 

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