Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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104 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 8 8 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 8 9 The 6 winning design proposals in HUD's Rebuild by Design competition are: • The BIG U (East River Park), Manhattan — The BIG Team ($335 million) • Living with the Bay (Slow Streams), Nassau County, Long Island — The Interboro Team ($125 million) • New Meadowlands, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, Teterboro — MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN ($150 million) • Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge, Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City — OMA ($230 million) • Lifelines, Hunts Point, South Bronx — PennDesign/OLIN ($20 million) • Living Breakwaters, Tottenville, Staten Island — SCAPE/ Landscape Architecture ($60 million) The genesis of the HUD program was President Obama's Hurricane Sandy rebuilding taskforce efforts to "dramatically improve the physical, ecological, and economic resilience of coastal areas." The $920 million in HUD funds will finance additional planning, the design of flood protection via berms and wetlands. HUD is spending $60 million alone for the first large-scale experiments with creating reefs that can act as tide-surge mitigation. The winning project proposals come from teams representing some of the best planning, design and engineering talent in the world, including landscape architects, architects, engineers, ecologists and artists. The projects are spread throughout the region, with funding evenly split between New York and New Jersey. The Rockefeller Foundation has helped finance the design competition, and been a major player in this push for "resilience." HUD Announces Winners of Rebuild by Design Competition Left: The Big U, one of the six designs selected by HUD, proposes flood protection zones (discrete, separate compartments) with berms, elevated paths, bridges and floodwalls for 10 miles of low-lying geography from West 57th Street South to The Battery and up to East 42th Street. This winning proposal is from BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), with team members One Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Project Projects, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Level Agency for Infrastructure, Arcadis, and the Parsons School of Constructed Environments. Right: On June 2, 2014, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the six projects that will receive $920 million through its Rebuild by Design competition. The funds will go to New York, New Jersey and New York City to implement the project proposals, which are designed to make the Hurricane Sandy-affected region more "resilient" to future storms.

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