Koen Moesen | Master of Architecture - Graduation Thesis studio
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Design Review at KUL on 28 March 2012
This is the presentation for the review at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven on 28 March 2012.
Prospect Plaza, Brooklyn - The tower-in-the-park revitalized
The graduation thesis focuses on the rehabilitation of the New York City Housing Authority's public housing complex, Prospect Plaza, in Ocean-Hill Brownsville, Brooklyn. It aims at revitalizing the "tower-in-the-park"-typology with its horrifying image. In contrary to the current tendency of demolishing them in favor of the homogenizing blocks with its neo-traditional row houses, the rehabilitation project stands for preserving not only a great historical value, but also an important variation on the regular grain size in the Grid.