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Aerial View from South
Triangle Park
Aerial View of Triangle Park Retail
Residential District
Site Plan

Aerial View from South
Triangle Park
Aerial View of Triangle Park Retail
Residential District
Site Plan

Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, NJ
Comissioned Masterplan Study 2015-6

In 1999 the Base Realignment and Closure Directive put a large penisula three and a half miles from downtown Manhattan into the public domain.  Since that time, scattered developments have dotted what is still mostly empty land and abandoned buildings.

GRT Architects was asked to design a master plan to incorporate a pedestrian friendly outdoor mall, 300 bed hotel/convention center, 600 units of residential, convenience retail and public outdoor space.

The spine of our proposal is walkable public space.   We proposed a continuous V–shaped park—Triangle Park— along the water which links a ferry to Manhattan on the east to a light rail station on the west.  Triangle Park is a tilted plane, rising from ground level to 30’-0”, to provide pedestrians with views to Manhattan and beyond while allowing for leasable retail space below, slated to serve the residences to the north and the larger Bayonne community to the west.

The stylistic glue that holds the development together is a reference to the handsome, muscular language of the docks, piers and naval architecture which presently occupies the peninsula.  The facades of the park and outdoor shops are composed of iconic large format, irregularly spaced vaults.   To create a sense of place where today there is none, the residential neighborhood is laid out as single and multi family townhouses on small cobblestone streets.

Team:
Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori, & Nathan Geller

Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, NJ
Comissioned Masterplan Study 2015-6

In 1999 the Base Realignment and Closure Directive put a large penisula three and a half miles from downtown Manhattan into the public domain.  Since that time, scattered developments have dotted what is still mostly empty land and abandoned buildings.

GRT Architects was asked to design a master plan to incorporate a pedestrian friendly outdoor mall, 300 bed hotel/convention center, 600 units of residential, convenience retail and public outdoor space.

The spine of our proposal is walkable public space.   We proposed a continuous V–shaped park—Triangle Park— along the water which links a ferry to Manhattan on the east to a light rail station on the west.  Triangle Park is a tilted plane, rising from ground level to 30’-0”, to provide pedestrians with views to Manhattan and beyond while allowing for leasable retail space below, slated to serve the residences to the north and the larger Bayonne community to the west.

The stylistic glue that holds the development together is a reference to the handsome, muscular language of the docks, piers and naval architecture which presently occupies the peninsula.  The facades of the park and outdoor shops are composed of iconic large format, irregularly spaced vaults.   To create a sense of place where today there is none, the residential neighborhood is laid out as single and multi family townhouses on small cobblestone streets.

Team:
Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori, & Nathan Geller

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