26 May '15, 12am

.@BjarkeIngels big + onearchitecture collaborate: #nyc #dryline

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design celebrate projects that expand the role of the architect beyond the building and into the realms of urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The BIG U was one of four recipients of the award for 2015, along with: Beijing Tianqiao (Sky Bridge) Performing Arts District Master Plan by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Government Center Garage Redevelopment in Boston by CBT Architects; and Target Field Station in Minneapolis by Perkins Eastman. The BIG U is a 10-mile protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan that addresses vulnerabilities exposed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The BIG U consists of three components: BIG Bench, Battery Berm, and Bridging Berm. BIG Bench is a continuous protective element adapted to the local context that mediates new and existing infr...

Full article: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Projects/the-dryline

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