|ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.|
|ONE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Terreform ONE is proud to announce the finalists of:
Water as the 6th Borough: Open International Design Competition to Envision the Sixth Borough of New York City
The competition turned its focus to New York and its waterways, concentrating on recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and native environment in the city. Contestants responded to the design brief with a great diversity of strategies, with waterfront farmers markets, parkways, playgrounds, and expo sites, five-borough local and express ferry loops, floating marine habitats, on-river shops, parks, wind farms, and even an airport, floating exhibition halls, recreational and commuter barges, oyster, fish, and shrimp farms, and interlinked bike share / car share / ferry transit hubs. The jury panel, chaired by New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, faced the challenge of narrowing down 30 semifinalists to one winner and three honorable mentions.
Please go online to see the finalists’ work, featured on Oneprize.org, Terreform.org and our media sponsors. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash award and each honorable mention will receive a $1,500 cash award.
Please join us for the Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening on January 18, 2012 at 6PM at
AIA Center for Architecture, 536 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012.
Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari, Canada
Parallel Networks, stood out to the jury with a synthesis of economy, environment, transportation, and recreation in a versatile, attractive proposal. A scalable, flexible design, Parallel Networks remained compellingly feasible with an exciting public space integrated with energy production, water cleansing, and habitat creation. Parallel Networks will use an adaptable network of floating pods conceived with various functions, including energy production, marine habitat creation, food production, and waterfront recreation. To the public, these multi-purpose pods will create safe spaces within the harbor, with opportunities for interaction with the waterfront. The pods could be tested in a smaller scale pilot program and scaled up over time. One constructed they could be repositioned or repurposed depending on demand in the city’s waterways.
|ONE PRIZE WINNER
|THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS
|Walk On Water (W.O.W.) NYC
RUX Design LLC, USA
Russell Greenberg, Christopher Beardsley, and Joseph Corsi
W.O.W. NYC brings Brooklyn and Manhattan together within the East River, providing vast new territory and incentive for development. RUX Design’s short term intent is an economic one, but in the long term “the vibrant water-born culture and infrastructure that develops along the W.O.W. connections will ease the inevitable transition Manhattan faces as the ocean rise and devour terra firma. The heart of NYC’s culture and commerce will shift from the old (and flooded) terrestrial city to a new amphibious city made of flexible and forgiving connections between floating bridges, barges, boats, gardens, schools, stores, restaurants, homes, hotels...”.
|Enhancement of Estuary and Ecological System
Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, USA
Arnold Wu, Kevin Bone, Paul Deppe, Joe Levine, Sunnie Joh, Raye Levine, Al Appleton, and Zulaikha Ayub
The project proposes to comprehensive soften New York City’s coastline, combating sea level rise, habitat loss, and other environmental issues. Moving past defunct maritime hard-edge infrastructure, the Enhancement of Estuary and Ecological System will build stepped tidal flats with wetland vegetation as well as reintroduce of ecologically beneficial hydrology in upland areas and floating wetlands in shallow areas. Choosing eight sites around the estuary for edge re-articulation, the project aims to “increase ecological complexity and the potential for biological systems to thrive [while providing] the benefits of ecological servicing: storm surge protection, natural water filtration, stream flow stabilization and increased recreational, cultural and economic opportunities.”
Jeffrey Troutman, Dustin Buck, Kendall Goodman, and Paul McBride
The proposal suggests a waterfront network that responds to urbanites’ feet, implementing user-driven planning to expand where it is most beneficial to do so. “In this proposal, a fluid transportation network is developed using crowd-sourcing technology via smart-phones and digital kiosks that react and adapt to individual user requests ... An opportunity exists in fabricating a network of piers that operate as shipping and transportation ports while functioning as gathering spaces that precipitate social, economic, ecological, and educational programming”