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As a form of Urbaneering, this project
continues to explore the possibilities of the
architectural retrofit.  On an urban industrial
site in Brooklyn, New York, Super Docking
imagines a self-sustained working waterfront
as a center for clean industries that are
incubators for new technologies. The designed
landscape is adapted to local climate
dynamics and is outfitted for a living
infrastructure to seamlessly connect land and
water. The project interfaces the historic
dry-docks, which are retrofitted into five distinct
research and production facilities;  massive 3D
digital prototyping/ scanning, replicable test
beds for studies in limnology and restorative
ecology, freight delivery of raw materials and
finished goods, automated shipbuilding, and
phytoremediation barges for CSO (Combined
Sewer Overflow) issues. The surface of the site
mitigates architectural space and river flows.  It
supports programs to clean polluted water and
sets the terrain for privileging pedestrian
movement throughout the site. The project
docks are highlighted by shapeable
deployable structures and membranes. It is an
industrial ecology landscape established to
manage both man made and natural systems,
with reinforced land use needs. The current
urgency to aggregate areas for innovation with
social and economic diversity is in demand.
Our project encourages research, both as an
industrial activity and as an ecological
intervention.  We wish to promote new
products, jobs, green office spaces, and areas
of exchange.
SUPER DOCKING
  Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY
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Credits:  Mitchell Joachim, Nurhan Gokturk, Maria Aiolova, David Maestres, Jason Vigneri Beane.
Design Team: Carlos Barrios, Alex Felson, Walter Meyer, Melanie Fessel, Zafirah Bacchus, Ivy Chan, Courtney
Chin, Adrian De Silva, Julianne Geary, Francisco Gill, Shima Ghafouri, Jacqueline Hall, Kelly Kim, Florian
Lorenz, Bart Mangold, Dustin Mattiza, Chema Perez, Alsira Raxhimi, Daniel Russoniello, Melody Song, Allison
Shockley, Katherine Sullivan.