Loop 'N' Link Sunnyside Yards
“Loop ‘N’ Link” was conceived as a series of serpentine, curving housing blocks that envelop residents in an array of diverse public spaces where people can share a sense of togetherness. Designed to a passive house standard, the team placed the social and physical well being of residents among the top priorities of the scheme, ensuring Loop 'N' Link would deliver a close-knit community experience while still seamlessly integrating with the existing surrounding neighborhoods.
Sunnyside Yards sits atop 180 acres of proposed development over the Amtrak, MTA and LIRR shared railway yard and depot between Queens Boulevard and Honeywell Street in Queens. The publicly owned transport site has been earmarked for 12,000 new affordable dwellings along with parkland and several schools, health centers, libraries and children’s facilities.
Metals in Construction and Steel Institute of New York, 2021 Design Challenge, Finalist