Coney Island YMCA | Core 2 Studio

Core 2 Studio
Mariana Ibanez, William O'Brien Jr., Rosalyne Shieh
Spring 2019

This project seeks to place Coney Island within its historical lineage as a place known for the strange, and fantastical. It plays off two contrasting spatial conditions found during the height of the amusement park era: the framework and the body. The different programs of the Y become figural bodies suspended within a framework. This project also provides opportunity for disparate and diverse encounters by drawing them out through a set of programmatic “collisions”. These moments are exemplified in pairings like the daycare/exercise room/skate park, track/climbing tower/circulation, diving well/administration, residential/pool spaces, and diving well/sauna.