New York City has already a complex series of bicycle networks that serve New Yorkers on their daily commute. Many of these bicycle routes are already functional and others are under development. The primary bicycle route of New York City is the Hudson river “Greenway” path, which serves as green public space for tourist, joggers and bike enthusiasts .
The Velo-Loop project seeks extend this existing infrastructure into a public building that contains an international Velodrome with training facilities and museum dedicated to biking culture. The project also incorporates public bike paths that interconnect and revolve around the velodrome (stadia) and museum spaces without the need to walk. The project embarks on the idea of utilizing the bycicle as the main source of transportation through out the building. The design also incorporates the Whitney Museum as an extension to the performing arts.
Critic: Lise Ann Couture
Teaching Assistant: Yu Nong Khew
- GSAPP Advanced Architectural Design
- Christian Camacho