CULINARY SCHOOL FEATURING AN URBAN FARM
Site : Harlem, Manhattan NY
The requirement for this project was to create a culinary school that featured a self sufficient urban farm, along with other complimentary programmatic elements. The site was located in East Harlem, on 105th st between 2nd and 3rd ave. It is adjacent to Union settlement, a community non profit based organization and one story building that houses shopping and a supermarket.
The proposed design consists of three stories - street level, level one and level two. There are two main concepts that dominate my proposal. The three classrooms, located on the second level, are composed of three separate volumes that have direct out door access onto their personal gardening space and the roof farm. The three volumes extend onto the bottom and top floors in the form of columns that serve as functional, aesthetic and structural element of the building.