Large-scale Sustainable Housing Development in a High-density Area: The Case of Battery Park City Development, New York

By Kyung Sun Lee.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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Increasingly, modern developments are built on a large scale, either as rehabilitated areas or new urban developments. Many of these housing projects deliver a sustainable concept. These large-scale housing developments in urban areas have started to favor high-rise buildings due to pressures on land and population growth, which is the case particularly in Asia, where many high-density sustainable developments are currently underway. Therefore the lessons should be learned from large-scale sustainable housing development cases in order to ensure the success of the many upcoming projects. For this specific case of Battery Park City Development (BPCD), a comparative analysis was used to evaluate and critique the design approaches for the large-scale sustainable housing development in high density. From the case study, it is apparent that BPCD serves as an instructive example of a development that has successfully reconciled density and low-energy design with a well-executed master plan and architectural design.

Keywords: Large-Scale, Sustainable Housing Development, High-Density, Battery Park City Development

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 10, Issue 2, June, 2016, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online January 27, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.050MB)).

Dr. Kyung Sun Lee

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Hongik University, Seoul, Kyunggi-do, South Korea