Parametric Design course by Gabriele Stancato Ph.D.. Politecnico di Milano-DigiSkills group
Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) & Pier 55 Project Fund (P55P)
New York, US
Paul Westwood, Neil Hubbard
Mushroom shaped concrete column
Rise slowly from the water
Creates a unique appearance
A square flower trough is formed at the top of each column
Each flower trough is connected in a mosaic way at different heights
Form a rolling island landscape
Topological deformation of a single concrete column:
The bottom of each concrete column is round. Through geometric deformation, the top becomes a pentagonal flower trough, and a single column is like a giant mushroom.
Topological deformation of cylindrical matrix (viewed from the plane):
From a circle to a square with rounded corners, and then to a similar curve
On the plane:
The top of each column is a Cairo Pentagon, which is connected with a checkerboard pattern at different heights. A sudden change occurs at the boundary of the park to form an overall square pattern.
In the vertical direction:
The concrete columns at different positions are vertically displaced according to the functional requirements, so that the whole presents a staggered Hill shape.
Finally, the whole shape presents a geometric curve:
the Cairo Pentagon at the top of each column is composed of five three shapes.
in order to connect each column with different heights, the inclination of the corolla at the top of the column should also be deformed to varying degrees.