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Future City of Governors Island + Red Hook,
Brooklyn, NY.
Winner of the AIA New York Award for Urban Design

Urbaneer focuses on the issue of storm water
retention in the Brooklyn Waterfront and feeds into a
large research area of sea level affecting coastal
areas and cities. We propose an investigation of
adaptive reuse of former military vessels to create a
riparian buffer zone that deals with issues of surges
and flood management in New York Harbor. The
goal is to combine the natural sedimentation
techniques with the recycling of retired U.S. Naval
ships from the National Defense Reserve Fleet
[NDRF] and United States Navy reserve fleets to
restore the natural water edge, to reinstate a
diversified profile and to slow down the watercourse.
This comprehensive model of the reimagined water
front is based on one simple premise- instead of
keeping the water out, the infrastructure is designed
to let the water in. NY does not need to defend
against water but instead share its presence with the
existing estuary.
Credits: Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Hubert Studio, Christian Hubert.
Josef Schrock, Elisabeth Haid, Wagdy Moussa, James Schwartz, Greg Mulholland, Linn Blasberg, Susanna Burrows, Adrian De
Silva, Bojana Djukanovic, Shruti Grover, Jacqueline Hall, Andrew Liang, Pianka Paul, Savina Romanos, James Schwartz, Stefan
Stanojevic, Ignacio Suqu.
ONE Lab TEAM here