In this project, we mainly focus on the new headquarters, which will be moved to the High Seas, away from its original site in New York City, at 200 nautical miles from both New York City and Washington DC. In this way, the UN will become a more independent organization; visiting the UN will not always require entering through the territory of another member nation. However, by relocating the UNHQ to a location just inside international waters, the new UN Terminal will still be close enough to the original UNHQ in New York City to benefit from functional and organizational aspects and amenities offered by New York City.
This project consists of 3 primary elements: the Runway, the Ring, and the Oil Rigs. The 700-meter Runway following the prevailing wind is designed for a new breed of eco-friendly electric jets. The Ring organizes and accommodates most of the functions of the UN Terminal, including the General Assembly Chamber, the three UN Councils, the Secretariat, the Library, and the flag plaza. It also houses supplementary scientific, commercial, and leisure programs. All these spaces are connected by a series of people-mover and cores, supported by a network of decommissioned Oil Rigs.