As New York City continues to expand, space on the island of Manhattan is becoming more valuable. To help alleviate the high demand of space, VATIC extends off the main island, creating a city block on the Hudson River in the year 2050.
As cars begin to become more obsolete, streets will become green corridors allowing for pedestrian and bicycle movement unobstructed by vehicle traffic. Above the green corridors is a network of monorails connecting the city through quick, direct transportation.
Rising density is inevitable and it affects the human in different ways. There is a distinction between density, as a measure, and overcrowding, as an emotion. Spaces within VATIC allow for collaboration on both large and small scales while also offering private reflection. The mixture of the two helps to combat the adverse affects of over population.
VATIC is made of modules to handle the rising density that is directly connected to the new infrastructure and Hudson Yards. VATIC uses the module to create a single structural piece that is versatile and is the tectonic driver in a mixed use, vertical neighborhood.
VATIC allows the rigid steel structure to be hidden within the module, the building becomes column free. The free spaces allow space for terraces and green space for the people living and visiting the building.