Western Queens, Queens
Karan Manoj Daisaria, Chenxing Li, Xi Chen
Astoria houses face the odds of nature in-terms of flooding and the defects of planning in-terms of lack of public related infrastructure and a limping network of connectivity but at the same time have high potential because of its explicit water front and new redevelopment projects. Can this neighborhood where people live or will live , become a neighborhood where people “want” to live ?
The aim is to tap the potential of the Astoria neighborhood and in turn dealing with the social and ecological issues of the locality , envisioning an ecological resilience towards the floods and incorporating the public service deficiencies within this system to create an “ECO – HABITAT” through a self-sufficiently ecological corridor.