The gathering area of tourists are mainly located in boomed street and scenery spot. However, park in residential area is the basic place for them to gather and communicate. So the tourists and local citizens has different preference on the gathering area.
The upper Manhattan own several garden of large scale, nevertheless, the downtown area are full filled with many small green space, which is separated and defined by existed blocks. While the small scale cannot activate the act of citizens, let alone communication between local and tourists. So our project focus on the blocks which may be an obstacle for public green space, and hope to use function of hotel to connect the two small garden, even make it to be a vital spot for the public space.
Our site is located near Jefferson Market library. Now the garden is separated from the playground of No.41 public school by a line of buildings. So we choose to construct our hotel on this area, and make the reception and hall of hotel to be a part of public space. When the hotel scarifies its right to provide space to public, in turn, the visitors will also bring large amounts of interest to the owner.
At the same time, the hotel also construct a bridge between school and library, and the children don�t need to pass through the dangerous road to get to the library. The hotel activate the vertical connection especially considering the entrance of the subway station.
Though folding surface, the hotel can enlarge the total area of public space in limited space, providing more green space for visitors.
The hotel divided its function, and locate his restaurant and café and some recreation function separately on the folding park. So the hall of the hotel is a semi-outdoor space, it is also a garden.
The residential area located on the top of the folding garden. The Privacy increase gradually from the bottom to top. In this horizontal and vertical connection, visitors of the hotel can have a full communication between more local citizens.