BEACON YARDS DESIGN CHARETTE / BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS
Keeping in mind the theme of ‘living with infrastructure,’ the scheme proposes an elevated linear public space along the realigned Massachusetts Turnpike and Rail Corridor.
This raised space would become an important link between Lower Allston, the Charles River, the newly proposed West Station, Boston University, and Magazine Beach across the river in Cambridge. This robust network would be the early action investment in Beacon Yards resulting in direct pedestrian and bike connections both between the Lower Allston neighborhood and the Charles River pedestrian and bicycle path, and between Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Yards along the north-south axis.
In addition to serving as the primary place-making strategy for the proposal, the open space network adds value to the adjacent real estate parcels. Its orientation and organization provide value on all sides and great views toward the Boston skyline.
Completed at: CBT Architects
Specific contributions: Concept development, design visualization, team coordination