ONE - The Big U battery park


One Architecture and BIG‘s proposal ‘The Big U’, to protect Manhattan against flood, has won The Rebuild by Design competition. The Big U shows that the protection of low-lying parts of Manhattan can be designed in such a way that new opportunities for waterfront and the neighborhoods behind it arise. By reviewing the 10-mile coastline between West 57th via The Battery back to East 42nd Street as a series of compartments, the solutions can be profoundly local. In an intensive design process with community organizations three of the compartments were further elaborated with each a unique solution.

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