ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.
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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
, faced the challenge of narrowing down 30 semifinalists to one winner and three honorable mentions.

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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.
Parallel Networks
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.
$10,000 Prize
$1500 Prize
Walk On Water (W.O.W.) NYC
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 â
€œthe 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.�
Network Urbanism
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�
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention