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Mexico, Mexico City | Gold, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2018

Hydropuncture in Mexico
Hydropuncture in Mexico

Project intermingling flood basins and public amenities, with spaces following the gravitational logic of flowing water in an underprivileged area of Mexico City.

Main Authors
Manuel Perló - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico; Loreta Castro Reguera - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico Read more »

USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015

The Dryline
The Dryline

The Dryline (BIG U) addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan. The 12 km-long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters or skateboard ramps. Embankments add green areas and spaces beneath elevated roadways are built out with pavilions for public use. In an emergency, the shutters close forming a floodwater barrier.

Main Authors
Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Bjarke Ingels - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Matthijs Bouw - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thomas Christoffersen - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Daniel Kidd - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Jeremy Siegel - BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, USA; Laura Starr - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Stephen Whitehouse - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Andrea Parker - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; Melon Wedick - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, USA; James Lima - James Lima Planning + Development, New York, USA; Steven Baumgartner - Buro Happold Engineering, New York City, USA; Byron Stigge - Level Agency for Infrastructure, New York, USA; Ivo de Jeu - One Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Christina Kaunzinger - Green Shield Ecology, Bridgewater, USA; Edgar J. Westerhof - ARCADIS, USA; Daniel Payne - AEA Consulting, Beacon, USA; Prem Krishnamurthy - Project Projects, New York, New York, USA Read more »

Peru, Cerro de Pasco | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Latin America, 2017

Clearwater Revival in Peru
Clearwater Revival in Peru

Project for a hybrid infrastructure and social intervention combining a sewage treatment plant with a public bath in a contaminated lake in Cerro de Pasco, Peru.

Main Author
Boris Lefevre - Marseille, France Read more »

India, Varanasi | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Asia Pacific, 2017

Sacred and Profane in India
Sacred and Profane in India

Poetic interpretation of a water purification infrastructure as public space along the edge of the Ganga River in Varanasi, India.

Main Author
Vedhant Maharaj - Rebel Base Collective, Johannesburg, South Africa Read more »

Bangladesh, Dhaka | Bronze, Asia Pacific, 2017

Floating University in Bangladesh
Floating University in Bangladesh

Remediating a wetland and floating a new university above it, this project adds both open and built space to the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Main Author
Mun Summ Wong - WOHA, Singapore Read more »

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro | Bronze, Latin America, 2017

Urban Circulatory System in Brazil
Urban Circulatory System in Brazil

Project for blue-green infrastructure that treats wastewater while teaching water stewardship in informal communities in Rio de Janeiro.

Main Authors
Eva Pfannes - Ooze Architects, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Sylvain Hartenberg - Ooze Architects, Rotterdam, Netherlands Read more »

Nepal, Thecho | Acknowledgement prize, Asia Pacific, 2017

Water Collective in Nepal
Water Collective in Nepal

A water collection, filtration, and storage tank is wrapped with social infrastructure in Thecho, Nepal.

Main Authors
Miho Mazereeuw - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, USA; David Moses - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, USA; Aditya Barve - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, USA; Larisa Ovalles - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, USA; Hugh Magee - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, USA Read more »

USA, Conway | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2017

Reconciled Landscape in Arkansas
Reconciled Landscape in Arkansas

Planning toolkit for a watershed in Conway, Arkansas, USA constructs new zones of green connectivity for flood management and water filtration. 

Main Author
Stephen Luoni - University of Arkansas, Community Design Center, Fayetteville, USA Read more »

Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015

Articulated Site in Colombia
Articulated Site in Colombia

The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The architecture takes inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools, resulting in an intervention with minimal environmental impact. The project opened in 2015 and forms part of a network of 20 parks.

Main Authors
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia; Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado - Colectivo 720, Cali, Colombia Read more »

USA, Las Vegas | Gold, North America, 2014

Poreform
Poreform

This design proposal repositions water infrastructure as a civic project. Facing a significant shortage of water in an arid region, local drainage systems are incapable of collecting the water that floods the Las Vegas valley when it rains. Giant underground tanks with a capacity of 75,000 megaliters that can be used as event locations during dry periods swallow the rainwater. They are covered with a porous concrete surface designed for optimal water collection.

Main Authors
Amy Mielke - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA; Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor - Water Pore Partnership, New York, USA Read more »
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