Student: Jo-Yu Tseng
Instructor: David Newton
Studio: Arch 303
Year/Term: Fall 2015
Description: Locating at the bank of Lachine Canal, the building not only act as the community rowing centre, but also has the intension to serve as the open air museum in the area. The curtail aspect of this theme is that it does not only focusing on the past, but is also celebrating the importance of the present and the connection between them. The project creates several moments when people will have the opportunity to enjoy the things that might easily be ignored, the things that are part of the living history, only that we do not realize. In the process of showcasing the living history, it has achieve to reveal the transition and the progression from how people were occupying the area before to how we are using and seeing it now, how we are connected and affected by the past.
The project is aiming for general public, many socializing public spaces allow families and friends to come during their spare time. Apart from the museum theme, the project has another important role that is to act as a pleasent gathering space, act as the catalyst in the integration of close neighbourhood. Becoming the physical link in the area.