城市之线 “是 “通道2.0 “国际设计竞赛的获胜者，它将查塔努加市中心第7街附近的一条曾经闲置和被忽视的6,200平方英尺的小巷变成了一个充满活力的公共空间。该项目由非营利性经济发展组织 “河城公司 “开发，作为其对振兴查塔努加市中心的持续投资的一部分，由格雷格-科索和莫莉-亨克的建筑和设计合作公司SPORTS设计和建造。
City Thread is the winner of the Passageways 2.0 international design competition to turn a formerly unused and neglected 6,200sqft alley off 7th Street in downtown Chattanooga into a vibrant public space. The project was developed by River City Company, a non-profit economic development organization, as part of their ongoing investment in the revitalization of downtown Chattanooga and was designed and built by SPORTS, the architecture and design collaboration of Greg Corso and Molly Hunker.
坐落在一个了解当代基础设施如何提高城市生活的城市（查塔努加因投资第一个公共千兆光纤互联网以帮助促进经济发展而闻名），该设计的理念是作为社会基础设施的一个元素来运作。 该项目作为一个社会连接器，城市的不同参与者可以聚集在一起，进行独特的公共规划和非正式的闲逛。 该项目由一个500英尺的连续线性钢管和喷漆的图形表面组成，以一个单一的姿态将游客和当地的租户联系起来，同时也支持众多的程序性可能性和活动。 此外，”之 “字形的线性结构和图形意味着小巷内的各种小空间，将整体空间分解成一系列更亲密的空间，或 “城市房间”。
Situated in a city that understands how contemporary infrastructure can enhance urban life (Chattanooga is famous for investing in the first public 1-gig fiber Internet to help foster economic development), the idea of the design is to operate as an element of social infrastructure. The project serves as a social connector where the different actors of the city can come together for both unique public programming and informal hangout. Consisting of a 500ft continuous linear steel tube and painted graphic surfaces, the project physically connects visitors and local tenants with a single gesture while also supporting numerous programmatic possibilities and activities. Further, the zig-zagging linear structure and graphics imply a variety of smaller spaces within the alley, breaking down the overall space into a series of more intimate spaces, or “urban rooms”.
While the project has a precise design calibrated to the contingencies and clearances of the alley, it is designed specifically to be functionally open to interpretation. By virtue of its geometry and relationship to the adjacent buildings and pedestrian access points on either side of the alley, the project possesses many potential “functions” including informal lounging/sitting, mini-stages, and movie screenings, festivals, among others. The design is intended to allow both users, tenants, and those in charge of programming activities to interpret the project and discover different ways to utilize the alley. In so doing, the project can be used widely by a diverse range of users over the years in Chattanooga, maintaining the alley as a vibrantly activated space as community and tenant needs change over time.
这条大巷子的场地以前是市中心的一个喧闹的、未使用的和不相干的空间。 城市之线打算创造一个视觉上和社会上充满活力的空间，为城市中心社区服务，并提供一个新的城市兴奋感和市中心众多各方之间的接触。 该项目探索了小规模、小预算、城市干预的潜力，当按照社区反馈、资源丰富和高度经济的设计姿态进行设计时。
The large alley site was formerly a dingy, unused and disconnected space in the downtown area. City Thread intends to generate a visually and socially vibrant space that serves the City Center community and provides a renewed sense of urban excitement and engagement between the numerous parties downtown. The project explores the potential for small-scale, small budget, urban interventions when designed in accordance with community feedback, resourcefulness, and high economy design gestures.
Area : 6200 ft²
Year : 2018
Photographs :Garey Gomez, Justin Harris, Benjamin Chase
Manufacturers : Behr, Rust Oleum, Steel