To combat rising sea levels and economic disinvestment in the Rockaways, this project proposed a fleet of deployable modules that would provide programming on sites across the neighborhood. Taking into account the regional watershed, the local sewershed, the municipal electrical grid, highway networks, food systems, micro and macro-economic systems, and waste management networks, the project began with a series of geographic analysis that laid the groundwork for a design proposal. Given the uncertain future of the site, our proposal hinged on flexible and temporary programming that could shift from everyday conditions to extreme weather events. Our team synthesized this analysis in a concept book which laid out the final proposal.

Collaborators: Matthew Lohry, Clara Dykstra, Elizabeth Cohn-Martin

Professor Philip Palmgren, Columbia GSAPP 2016