2019

TRANS-PIER

Where Entertainment Meets Travel

The Trans - Pier™ turns the cause of Atlantic City’s downfall into its greatest asset by creating a transportation hub that becomes a destination in itself. The facility emphasizes the experience of those who transition through the spaces within the transportation hub and allows them to become participants in other traveler’s journeys. By combining port transport such as cruises, ferries, and cargo ships with air travel, the hub caters towards a variety of visitors traveling to and from nearby cities.

CONTEXT

 ACSA / AISC Steel Design Competition 

LOCATION

Hart Island, New York

SOFTWARE

Rhinoceros3D, Grasshopper (+Pufferfish), V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator

2nd

Open Category

(ACSA/AISC Competition)

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Throughout the United States, the ‘pleasure pier’ concept has been a popular icon of summer retreats and entertainment since the early 1900s. Built over a body of water near popular summer vacation spots, such piers contain a multitude of rides and games for the tourists enjoying the beach. Such a model serves as a perfect precedent for the Trans-Pier™, catering towards the tourists enjoying the boardwalk as well as those in transit, while also giving a nod to the historical entertainment structures in the area.

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