A few months ago Hurricane Sandy hit New York, destroying more than 900 buildings, significantly damaging at least 12.000 more and flooding streets and public spaces. One of the areas affected by the hurricane was the Red Hook neighborhood in southern Brooklyn. Despite this unfortunate circumstance, this situation confronts us to a new challenge and at the same time, a new opportunity to reorient the neighborhood’s and the city’s future in a sustainable manner. The Red Hook neighborhood has an important productive industrial waterfront where industry, residence, open spaces and heritage elements of the nineteenth century are mixed together.
A#S will focus on the southern part of the district, specifically in the area bounded by the Gowanus Expressway, the mouth of the Gowanus Canal and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The discussion will focus on the proposed relationships and connections between the district and the waterfront. The scenario that arises as a premise will maintain the productive character of the area and the existing environment, taking into account the social, cultural, economic and morphological conditions that define the identity and the substrate which gives identity to the neighborhood and its residents.
Thus, the approximations of A#S for the Red Hook waterfront design will be tackled through urban renewal strategies and architecture prototypes in accordance to an environmental approach.
REGENERATING NEW YORK’S WATERFRONT NEW YORK_JULY 9-30-PRATT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
The consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and increasingly devastating for millions of people around the world. More and more, higher temperatures are generating more droughts, increasingly violent storms and heavy flooding that affect settlements and urban and ruralareas. All this implies the destruction of homes, workplaces, food resources, and the unfortunate loss of lives.
AFTER#SANDY_ON THE WATER’S EDGE
Making the Red Hook Waterfront secure.
2013 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOP_NEW YORK CITY
A#S design for resilience.
PARTICIPANT UNIVERSITIES: PRATT INSTITUTE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA (UIC)
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_When? Dates: July 9-30. Workshop duration: 22 days. Stay in NYC: 26 days _Where? A studio space at Pratt School of Architecture will be exclusively used for the A#S International Summer Workshop. Pratt School of Architecture. Brooklyn. New York Higgins Hall 61 St. James Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 _Who? The workshop is open to all level architecture students. Recently graduated architects, urban designers or urban planners (graduated in between 2009 and 2013) are also accepted, priority will be given to grad students. The workshop will be developed in groups of 4-6 students. _The Client Restore Red Hook (http://restoreredhook.org/) The Back - Public Housing Red Hook Association _Parallel activities Visits to firms • Beyer-Blinder-Belle Architects & Planners LLP • WXY Studio - architecture + urban design • Perkins Eastman • dlandstudio • nArchitects • • • •
Visits to projects (guided tours) World Trade Center site. Briefing on reconstruction LaGuardia Airport redevelopment project Brooklyn Grange Highview Creations
[RAMP] activities • Students will be able to attend to the different lectures, workshops and activities of the Institute.
_Application Process (Limited number of participants) Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 24th: • Pre-registration form (see blog) • Motivation letter • Short Curriculum Vitae • Portfolio (maximum 25 megabytes) Notification of acceptance March 29th Enrollment April 1-5th _Submission requirements Pre-registration form (see blog) Motivation letter (max. 400 words in 1 din A-4 ) Short Curriculum Vitae (max. 300 words in 1 din A-4) Portfolio with 3 to 5 outstanding projects (max. 25 MB) Files format: registrationform-name-surname.pdf motivation letter-name-surname.pdf portfolio-name-surname.pdf cv-name-surname.pdf All documents have to be sent to: email@example.com
_Accomodation Pratt can provide cheap accomodation on-campus dorms. (US$30/night approx.) _Accreditation The course is accredited by the Pratt School of Architecture, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the ESARQUIC. All students will get a diploma of participation at the International Workshop. _Participation price The price of the workshop for participants who are not members of UIC or NUS is 700€ (euros), including all scheduled activities during the course. Accommodation and air fare not included. (Visits and activities stiil to confirm. Follow blog for updates)