Rebuild by design

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Progetto • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupParchi/Giardini


The BIG Team is awarded $335 million to increase resiliency in Lower Manhattan, protecting the city against future storm surges while providing social and environmental benefits to the local community. The Secretary of U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Charles Schumer, and Zia Khan of the Rockefeller Foundation yesterday announced Big U, co-developed by BIG and Dutch One Architecture, as one of six winning solutions to protect U.S. cities from increasingly intense weather events. Founded in 2013 as a response to Hurricane Sandy’s devastations, Rebuild by Design called for an innovative community- and policy-based solution to promote resilience in t... Altro

Progetto • By MIT Center for Advanced UrbanismParchi/Giardini

New Meadowlands

The ‘New Meadowlands’ project articulates an integrated vision for protecting, connecting, and growing this critical asset to both New Jersey and the metro- politan area of New York. The Meadowlands emerged out of a larger regional analysis that mapped a maximal spectrum of risks to a comprehensive set of vulnerabilities, combining flood risk with social vulnerability, vital network vulnerability, pollution risk, etc. Wherever this hazard sandwich reaches its greatest thickness, federal investments in protection make most sense. This analysis highlights the Meadowlands area as an urgent priority. The proposal offers primary protection against flooding. An elongated green infrastructure 3rd generation berm with occasional gates, along t... Altro

Progetto • By OMACorsi d'Acqua e Zone Umide

Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken

Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken are susceptible to both flash flood and storm surge. As integrated urban environments, discreet one-house-at-a-time solutions do not make sense. What is required is a comprehensive approach that acknowledges the density and complexity of the context, galvanizes a diverse community of beneficiaries, and defends the entire city, its assets and citizens. Our comprehensive urban water strategy deploys programmed hard infrastructure and soft landscape for coastal defense (resist); policy recommendations, guidelines, and urban infrastructure to slow rainwater runoff (delay); a circuit of interconnected green infrastructure to store and direct excess rainwater (store); and water pumps and alternative routes to... Altro