Gateways to Chinatown
Blurring Virtual and Public Space
In New York, the Canal Street Triangle offers visitors a spatial experience that is simultaneously real and digital. Physical interventions and digital acts reciprocate across the site, each altering and reinforcing the experience of the other.
The gates integrate interactive technologies, lighting, media, and multidimensional graphic design. Selected gate elements act as digital kiosks, incorporating interactive screens and sensors so that the screens activate only when visitors approach. When not in use, the screens match the color of the gates and blend seamlessly into the environment.
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
|Type||Public Space / Data|
|Area||Canal Street Triangle|
|Status||Competition / RFP|
|Client||New York City Department of Transportation|
|Team||Bettina Zerza, Principal|
Seth Embry, Maia Simon
Landscape Design: W-Architecture and Landscape Architecture LLC
Civil Engineering and Transportation: Arup
Digital Consultant: HD Made
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International