Academic | Fall 2015 | Rami el Samahy
— with Sabrina Estudillo, Horace Hou,
and Liz Madigan
Team Intersect was founded around the central goal of reconnecting human users to their built environment. The looming threat of monoliths, inhumanity, and oppressive architecture should be addressed at a theoretical and physical level from an intrinsically intertwined economic and artistic perspective.
This project envisions a new future for Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center, a massive architectural behemoth that once dominated the Allegheny Neighborhood but has since caused great economic, cultural, and political divides. Multiple moves and developments create new physical connections between both sides and invites them to intersect at its center.