LafargeHolcim Foundation Professional Exchange on Sustainable Construction
Forum
East Boston Buffer

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East Boston Buffer

East Boston Buffer

A transferable urban framework for adapting to sea rise

This thesis project addresses the issue of sea rise in an urban context as a unique condition related to the construction of a sustainable environment.

In order to meet seemingly contradictory needs for sea rise defence and capacity for future urban growth, the project reconsiders waterfront architecture as a new hybrid of architecture and infrastructure as a means of building resilience and addressing scientific uncertainty.

Forum Details
Forum

Economy of Sustainable Construction
April 10 to April 13, 2013

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
2nd prize
Student Poster Competition
Authors
Carolyn Jenkins
Main Author
Carolyn Jenkins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
LafargeHolcim Foundation