Seeing the waterfront as an amphibian - as a condition that extends into and infuses the city as a whole with views, breezes, forms, and activities - the project seeks to exploit these potentially deep synergies. The organization of this project reflects this strongly: the perpendicular of Star Light Boulevard continues both the spirit and the fact of the waterfront. We see this and ex- tends the public space - the cultural, leisure, and transportation uses that characterize the water’s edge - into the developing financial district and its associated neighborhoods, to make this a district on the waterfront. The two major buildings on the site - the large and small ferry terminals - share a family relation both with each other and with the landscape vocabulary of the park spaces that surround them.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki