Group Han’s Urban Design on view at NY City Museum

December 6, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue)


The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan is an exhibition of eight visionary proposals for the future of Manhattan’s street grid. Manhattan’s familiar street grid is a work in progress, an evolving creation that began with a bold vision by the city’s commissioners in 1811, but which has been altered and amended by generations of planners, builders, and advocates. What mark will future architects, private developers, and city officials leave on the grid? What new kinds of buildings will they construct within its blocks, and what new ways will they devise for organizing its streets?

To answer these questions, the Architectural League of New York, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York and Architizer, issued a Call for Ideas inviting architects and urban designers to speculate about how Manhattan’s grid might be adapted, extended, or transformed in the future. The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattanpresents the eight winning projects, all of which offer provocative ideas for the future of the city.

Group Han is an urban & landscape design practice based in Korea, the US and Germany. The New York office is located in 110 W 40th St. #503 New York, NY. For more information regarding the exhibition please contact Yikyu Choe, ykchoe@grouphan.com.

 

Miro Yoon