Corona’s Plaza: Diagram and Research Action

During the Fall of 2012, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) closed the street and parking area at Corona Plaza, thus setting the stage for a new commons in Corona, Queens. DSGN AGNC was commissioned by the Queens Museum of Art to help activate the new public space with a series of interventions that engage the community to create a proposed redesign of the plaza. The Diagram and Research Action is the initial phase and serves to identify the issues and hidden urban conflicts affecting the community of Corona and thus the plaza. Our approach looks at the spatial dynamics of Corona Plaza as an exemplification of the socio-political issues within the community. As part of a series of conversations with the local community, this research will result in a design for a space that builds social connections and provides opportunities for recreation, education, commerce etc. Read More...

Corona’S Plaza

Working closely with the local community we are programming and prototyping public space design installations to create a new commons — a space for the entire community — in Corona, Queens, NY. Corona Plaza is currently a street with moving traffic, but will be pedestrianized during the summer of 2012 as part of the NYCDOT public plaza program. Along with the community we will develop creative programming and designs that build social connections — presenting opportunities for recreation, education, commerce, and more. More information soon… Commissioned by: Queens Museum of... Read The Rest →

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