Pier 26 - Hudson River - New York City
The project takes place in the pier 26 at the Hudson river in New York City. The proposal uses the old pier structure to rebuild a new resilient area that serves as a recreation place and as a protection for the city against floods. The general idea is not to stop the water, but to project its flow and create places that could be use either with or without water. Under this concept the city will have water but it would be in planned spaces. Moreover, the water will be clean and will not raze with everything along the streets and carry garbage and diseases. -Based on the sea level rising projection and possible catastrophes the project creates a green slope. -Proposes a building that can be used under the water. The program will be a research center of marine ecology, with an area for schools visits and public tours. -Connection between the existing promenade -generates an open space for recreation in connection with the building and the water -provides a propitious environment for the growing of natural ecosystem
ARTIFICIAL ISLAND GROWING OVER THE YEARS
WATER LEVEL RISING PROJECTIONS ACCORDING TO FEMA
The general idea is not to stop the water, but to project its flow and create places that could be use either with or without water. Under this concept the city will have water but it would be in planned spaces. Moreover, the water will be clean and will not raze with everything along the streets and carry garbage and diseases.
Building roof - Explanade connected with the higher level of the slope
The explanade leaves open and protected places for people to enjoy going into the water, for leisure or studying purposes.
It also mantains the access of the building vailable, when the building is under the water.
Inside the building
The pier has many exterior places for outside activities, generates different levels for sports and terraces for amazing views
Under water level
Between the pier structure marine ecology will grow protected from the current.
Protected pools and Aquariums submerge into the water and between the pile structure
Section Zoom In
Complete Section - after 100 years flooding projection
Section Zoom In - after 100 years flooding projection
Complete Section - Long term proposal
Section Zoom In - Long Term Proposal
After the sea level rising the building can still work under the water and it will be connected to the slope through the explanade.
The absorbent terrain slows down the flooding process
Mainly Relationship of the Building with the Exterior
Source of the reference images: Internet. *Some of them were edited for the purpose of the project explanation