Penn-Wood Square.
Competition entry for the Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship. 2017 (first prize)

The proposal integrates a sense of community at the intersection of Penn and Glenwood by strategizing three design moves. The first move is the distribution of program (Public Interest Design center, maker spaces, daycare and grocery store) around the inner yard, similar to rooms that revolve around the hearth in a home.
The second move is the weaving of the neighbourhood into the foreground by prioritizing the pedestrian at the intersection using the idea of the woonerf. The third strategy for community integration is done by minimizing thresholds throughout the building with a mindful application of materials and the use of façades that open up completely in the summer months.

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