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Transient Processor

Our project traverses the history and future of Penn Station and the situation of homelessness in New York City. We’ve identified gaps that occur in society with impacts that cross simultaneous scales in space, time, and humanity. Current measures are ambiguous and ineffective, leading suspended students and unsheltered homeless to unknown voids (space) and chaotic gaps (time + distance). As a centerpiece of a coordinated and thoroughly modern transportation system built for the needs of the 21st Century, infrastructure is reimagined to include supportive housing, after-school programs, and public space.

The new Penn Station accepts the potential generation of urban chaos and the irrationality of its surroundings. Compared with the internal complex procedures, it uses strategic subtraction and reconfigures the facilitate spatial and lighting quality to deal with the realities. The intersection of different lines, spaces, and circulation systems produces fragments and sections related to the cognition and orientation of internal and external space. This is a large-scale navigation device. It aims to aggregate gaps with different properties to produce new effects in voids and be redirected. The vitality generated by metabolism makes this chaos and irrationality no longer hostile, and the final solution will not tend to be on.