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Mexico, Mexico City | Gold, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2018
Project intermingling flood basins and public amenities, with spaces following the gravitational logic of flowing water in an underprivileged area of Mexico City.
USA, New York City | Silver, North America, 2014 | Bronze, Global, 2015
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.
Peru, Cerro de Pasco | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Latin America, 2017
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.
India, Varanasi | "Next Generation" 2nd prize, Asia Pacific, 2017
Poetic interpretation of a water purification infrastructure as public space along the edge of the Ganga River in Varanasi, India.
Bangladesh, Dhaka | Bronze, Asia Pacific, 2017
Remediating a wetland and floating a new university above it, this project adds both open and built space to the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro | Bronze, Latin America, 2017
Project for blue-green infrastructure that treats wastewater while teaching water stewardship in informal communities in Rio de Janeiro.
Nepal, Thecho | Acknowledgement prize, Asia Pacific, 2017
A water collection, filtration, and storage tank is wrapped with social infrastructure in Thecho, Nepal.
USA, Conway | Acknowledgement prize, North America, 2017
Planning toolkit for a watershed in Conway, Arkansas, USA constructs new zones of green connectivity for flood management and water filtration.
Colombia, Medellín | Building Better Recognition, Latin America, 2017 | Gold, Global, 2015
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quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure.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.
USA, Las Vegas | Gold, North America, 2014
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.