POPS From Space to Performative System

POPS From Space to Performative System
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POPSFrom Space to Performative SystemLower Manhattan Financial District Dimitra Gavrilaki, Yang Liu | CollaborationIt is time to set underutilized open space as a testing ground for a more sustainable city.Where to start from? From the hyperdensely built areas: Lower ManhattanOpen space resulting from incentive zoning regulations exchange extra floor area with more publicly accessible ground floor area, light and air into the densely build areas.Lower Manhattan Financial District: 75 pops in 40 buildings – total 10 acres of public but 44% are marginal, another 44% are circulation or hiatus spaces, only 11 of them (14%) are classified as neighborhood or destination spaces attributed with amenities that attract employees, residents and tourists.Project Goal: Dynamic Infrastructural Landscape Improving the microclimate of lower Manhattan Setting open space as a testing ground for new technologies and products for a more sustainable life styleAmenities that can perform sustainablyUtilization of natural energy resources Improving energy efficiency Developing environmental comfort