Coney Island YMCA | Core 2 Studio

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


The thinness and flatness of this YMCA in Coney Island turns the front façade into a billboard that can showcase the variety inside. Some areas change depth or punch all the way through the building. At nighttime, the different color temperatures of light per the various programs reads as a patchwork. The grid becomes an opportunity to introduce layers of difference and reality to the project. This way, the grid becomes a scaffold which accommodates difference within.