Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio's New Urban Ground transforms Lower Manhattan with an infrastructural ecology.
Courtesy Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio.
“RISING CURRENTS: PROJECTS FOR NEW YORK’S WATERFRONT” PROPOSES INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
NYC, March 24–October 11, 2010
Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, a major initiative organized by The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center to propose solutions for the effects of climate change on New York‘s waterfronts, culminates in an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art from March 24 through October 11, 2010. The exhibition presents architectural proposals that emphasize adaptive ¯soft infrastructure solutions for New York and New Jersey‘s Upper Bay to make New York City and surrounding areas more resilient in responding to rising sea levels and more frequent storm surges. Elements of the proposals range from the creation of salt- and freshwater wetlands along the banks of the bay and a Venice-like aqueous landscape, to habitable piers and manmade islands, and a protective reef of living oysters. Five multidisciplinary teams of New York-based architects, engineers, and landscape designers selected to participate in Rising Currents developed the proposals during the initiative‘s workshop phase at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, from November 2009 to January 2010.