ARCH 3020: Waste-Heights Park
Waste Heights Park: Recycle + Regenerate + Repurpose
Waste Heights Park began as an in-depth research project on the topic of medical waste within New York City, more specifically, the area of Washington Heights. I focused on rerouting the non-infectious waste produced by hospitals, from exporting it to different states to localizing it within the neighborhood. In reaction, I designed a single stream sorting center within the confines of Mitchell Square Park, Washington Heights.
The system within this structure collects the waste from surrounding hospitals and moves it through the building, where each type of machinery removes a specific material and deposits it into vertical holding bins. I took this system and intertwined it within a second system of public circulation, consisting of catwalks and platforms, creating a constructed park.