ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.
March 3, 2013 For Immediate Release
Open International Design Competition for Building Resilient Cities
Recently relocated to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Terreform ONE has announced the 4th annual ONE Prize
Competition. Creating and promoting ecological design technology, Terreform ONE takes an interdisciplinary
approach by running a collaborative space at the Navy Yard, leading workshops, facilitating relationships between
students and professionals of all backgrounds. Since 2010, the annual competition has attracted thousands of
participants from around the world.
This year's competition is a call for action to stormproof cities, ecosystems and social structures; to combine
engineering and quality-of-life design to sustain existence of future generations. Low-income housing
communities in cities around the word are frequently in areas prone to natural disaster. As the effects of climate
shift worsen these areas need to be storm proofed by establishing a link between existing social structure and
innovative design. ONE Prize is a call to deploy sophisticated design to alleviate storm impact through various
urban interventions such as: protective green spaces, barrier shorelines, alternative housing, waterproofing
technology, and public space solutions.
ONE Prize is a platform on which creative pioneers can combine social infrastructure and design based methods
to save cities before an extreme climate shift. We will promote all the winning projects and explore the possibilities
of implementation in New York City and in areas like it around the world.
For more information contact Maria Aiolova, LEED AP firstname.lastname@example.org
March 26, 2013 For Immediate Release
NY Gov Plans for Flood-Proof Subways, Open Transpo Data, Coastal Barriers (Full Document)
"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to flood-proof the NYC subway system using inflatable bladders, roll down
gates and new pumps. He wants to install a state wide network of electric car charging stations. Those were some of
the ideas advanced in his annual State of the State speech and accompanying 300 page book detailing his agenda
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October 2, 2013
TERREFORM ONE ANNOUNCES THE FINALISTS OF ONE PRIZE 2013: STORMPROOF
We are happy to announce this year's finalists for the Open International Design Competition for Building Resilient
A stormproofed future is imperative for maintaining existence. In the context of severe climate dynamism, we set upon
students and professionals, the challenge to adapt cities to the future challenges of extreme weather. This year the
competition drew 168 teams with around 310 participants from over 15 countries and five continents. The participants
deployed sophisticated designs to alleviate storm and flood impact through various urban interventions such as:
protective green spaces, barrier islands, alternative living, and coastal public space solutions. They proposed
solutions that either reinvigorated existing infrastructure or repurposed spaces towards environmental adaptation in
order to put design in the service of the community.
The Jury, who will meet to select the winners, involves a distinguished panel of thinkers and designers, including:
Stan Allen, Principal, SAA, Professor and Former Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture
Michael Arad, Partner, Handel Architects
Dan Barasch, Co-Founder, The Low Line
Christopher Beardsley, Executive Director, Forum for Urban Design and Partner, RUX
Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development at Trust for Public Land, Former
Commissioner, NYC Parks and Recreation
Rick Bell, Executive Director, AIANYC
Jennifer Bolstad, Founding Principal, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Louise Harpman, Founding Partner, Specht Harpman and Associate Professor of Practice, NYU
Christian Hubert, Principal, Christian Hubert Studio and Chair, Terreform ONE Board of Directors
Kaja KÃ¼hl, Founder, You Are The City and Associate Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP
Walter Meyer, Founding Principal, Local Office Landscape Architecture and Associate Adjunct Professor, Columbia
James Ramsey, Principal, RAAD Studios and Co-Founder, The Low Line
Marry Rowe, Vice President and Managing Director, Municipal Art Society
David Selig, Community Activist and Owner, Rockaway Taco
Alex Washburn, Chief Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning
Peter Yeadon, Founding Partner, Decker Yeadon and Associate Professor, RISD
March 26, 2013 For Immediate Release
FEMA Refion II Costal Outreach Video
October 29, 2013
ONE PRIZE 2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Exactly one year ago, Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern coast of the United States, leaving many families with
unimaginable losses. This year's ONE Prize called upon architects, engineers, ecologists, urban planners, and
designers to "stormproof" cities with competent planning, and ecologically sound and socially responsible design
solutions. The competition drew 168 teams with around 310 participants from over 15 countries and five continents.
Participants from around the globe deployed sophisticated designs to alleviate storm and flood impact through
various urban interventions. Protective green spaces, barrier islands, alternative living, and coastal public space
solutions are one of the few schemes that either reinvigorated existing infrastructure or repurposed spaces towards
environmental adaptation, putting design in the service of the community.
Terreform ONE is proud to announce the winners of this year's open international design competition for building
Coming all the way from Japan, with an amazing 3 steps scheme titled Dynamic Capacities, the first place was
awarded to a proposal that seeks to harvest sediments to create a protective wetland around the coast of the Tone
River in Tokyo, "A very solid and well executed approach". The second places were earned by the projects Barrier
Staten Island, located in New York, is a scheme that proposes to create a 7.5 mile artificial island to avoid the surge
from coming into Staten Island, Peripheral Multiplicity also from the US, strengthens the identity of the Gateway
National Park System, proposes to create a rich shoreline that protects inland developments and Kogami, located in
Padang, Sumatra, proposes to construct a warm water coral reef using old shipping containers, to reduce the wave
power and redirect the storm surge.
Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists!
See the winners here.