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Heterogeneous Transit

Due to the predicted sea-level rise in 2100, urban roadway transportation will be reduced. However, the current railway system in NYC will be less affected. Facing the potential climate crisis, this design of a  community center transit system aims to reconnect the food supply chain and support Chinese immigrants with their business and everyday life. It aims to replace the long-distance food sources from Miami with new transportation systems, which will reconnect urban and regional community gardens and greenhouses through railways to form a food supply network. Greenhouses will be installed on the top of industrial buildings, factories, and shopping malls like auto repair shops and Macy’s outlets located next to railways. The proposed building supports the distribution of affordable cooked food to immigrant communities through the railway network. The starting point for this program is the design of a heterogeneous conveyor system—the anti-type in our program. Compared with the staircase and general circulation system, our informal conveyor system combines both function and transport.