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one kilometer project

This concept/schematic project consists of a new 1/2 km long civic center - 20,000 sq m retail, a city hall, a hotel with a regional conference center, an office building, a train station, 1,000 residential units + diplomatic housing - linked to the historic pedestrian downtown by a 1/2 km retail art walk.

Ioana Urma worked on this project at The Jerde Partnership as Project Designer, on the design of the whole and also specifically on the art walk portion, the housing design and on sustainable initiatives.

Challenges to the design arose from the complexity of the program (civic, entertainment, office, commercial + residential) located within a small and complicated footprint (access-security-privacy). The north boundary is a huge, regionally successful shopping mall to which the project had to connect; the project crosses over regional train tracks and two major thoroughfare; street frontage is minimal; connection to the historic center would involve private property rights.

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DIMENSIONS
1 km long x 450,000 sq m (4.5 million+ sq ft)
Program: 300,000 sq m (3 million+ sq ft)
Open Space, Parking, BOH: 150,000 sq m (1.5 million+ sq ft)

LOCATION
Europe

WORK/CREDITS
The Jerde Partnership, Venice, CA

Project Designers:
David Rogers (overseer), Ioana Urma, & Alex Lin

Drawings (& Sketches):
Ioana Urma, except
Image 1 Plan & Image 16 Programs: Alex Lin
Image 15 Housing Plans: Napoleon Merana, supervised by Ioana Urma

3D Model:
Alex Lin, Francis Francisco, & Dominik Martinez

Watercolor Renderings:
Hank Hockenberger

DATE
2007-2008