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Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

100% Content, Hempstead, New York, US
Year: 2010, Competition
Main Use: Urban renewal strategy
Site Area: 151,900 sqm
Bldg. Area: N/A
GFA: N/A
Storeys: N/A 

Cities are desirable.

Manhattan has a high population density because there are few places like it. Homes in centrally located walkable cities come with a premium price tag. Most people move to the suburbs because they cannot afford living in the cities. Since it is not possible to build more affordable housing units in Manhattan, alternatives are to build more dense urban places nearby (such as Long Island) that can compete on the same environment and amenities.

Project: 100% Content aims to provide a stronger connection between Manhattan and Long Island.

Increasing population density and cultural diversity in Long Island , creating walkable city centres will provide more 'life' and opportunities for young people. Filling high potential sites with 100% Content, turning ghost towns into places with strong identity, diversity and permeable connectivity. 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

Density New York State to date, breackdown:

NY State

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 47,213.79
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 401.9
Population - 2009 estimate: 19,541,453

NYC

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 22.96
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 9,999.9
Population - 2009 estimate: 8,391,881

Long Island

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 1401
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 5395.7
Population - 2009 estimate: 7559372

Manhattan

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 23
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 66834.6
Population - 2009 estimate: 1629054

Nassau

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 286.69
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 4650
Population - 2009 estimate: 1357429

Hempstead (town) New York

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 120
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 6299
Population - 2000 estimate: 755924

Hempstead (Village) New York

Land area - 2000 sq miles: 3.68
Persons per sq mile, 2000: 14356
Population - 2000 estimate: 52829

 

 

 

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Nassau manages more than 70 parks, preserves, museums, historic properties and athletic facilities comprising 6,000 acres. 

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

 

Vision

attract people - 100% Content - (living) diversity = choices / (art) culture = intellectual / businesses

economically productive - promotes growth

environmentally sensitive-  reduce carbon footprint

socially sustainable - promote culture

aesthetically appealing - walkable streetscape  

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan  

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

Site

A thin slice of 85% vacant sites will offer tremendous potentials to restructure community life in a bold way. A plot of 1085m x 140m between Main Street and Franklin Street in Hempstead city centre is identified as a testing laboratory for project: 100% Content. 

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

1. Hempstead Lab will turn vacant sites as a place achieved by a habitable vertical abstraction that considers spatial identity, cultural diversity, and physical connectivity.

2. Reopening vacant sites into opportunities for all, providing a quality live / work / play environment, extending time within the city will bring 'life' back into city centres in Long Island.

3. Multi-functional living / working / playing ''rooms'', are mixed, alternated, edited and interchanged as required to allow for flexible expansion or growth.  

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

The centre aims to provide ''100% Contentment'', and subsequently it will lead to ''100% happiness'' for its inhabitants.

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Hempstead New York Masterplan

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