Nilsson Thuring Architects (NTA), Sweden
Magnus Nilsson, Henrik Thuring
Handel Architects with Rachel Kangas and Abbe Futterman, USA
Michael Arad, Rachel Kangas, Abbe Futterman, Cristobal Canas, Amanda Sachs
Thread Collective and TheGreenest.Net, USA
Gita Nandan, Elliott Maltby, Mark Mancuso and Derek Denckla
The Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Farms engages the aging New Yorkers population and inaccessible lawns in order to "create and cultivate farm plots and social spaces within public housing complexes." NORC FARMS will use urban agriculture to transform grass into a socially, ecologically, economically productive space; activate older New Yorkers, and transforming public housing into local agriculture; where the tower in the park becomes the tower in the farm.
University of Toronto, Canada
Drew Adams, Fadi Masoud, Karen May, Denise C. Pinto, Jameson Skaife
AGENCY architecture LLC, USA
Ersela Kripa, Stephen Mueller
The project proposes a global system of levees, serving also as a new brand of urban farms at the city's edge, preserving local ecologies while protecting cities from emerging dangers. Each stage of the levee supports the next. Clippings, compost, and surplus crops from farming levels are used as nutrients and food for a series of fish farms, marshes, and restorative dune ecologies. Waste from marine life and nutrients from algal habitats are then used to fertilized farm levels, making the levee a complete ecology.
|ONE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
SEE THE AWARD CEREMONY!
Terreform ONE is very pleased to announce the winners of:
Mowing to Growing: Reinventing the American Lawn, A Design Competition for Creating Productive Green Space in Cities
The competition called for technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the cities and suburbs, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate and conditions. The entries ranged from vertical farms, neighborhood farms, farming on vacant lots and buildings, abandoned infrastructure, front lawns, strip malls, roof tops, river barges and inside trailers. The competition drew 202 teams and 850 team members from more than 20 countries and five continents. It became a big challenge to narrow them down to 30 SEMIFINALISTS. From there, the jury had a really difficult job to select the finalists. In the end, they decided on two winners that represented two general groups of entries: Design Proposals and Community Proposals.
The finalists will be featured on Oneprize.org, Terreform.org and our media sponsors. They will be also exhibited at the Award Ceremony on July 29, 2010. The two winners will receive $5000 each. Congratulations to all of our winners!