FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition

  • 27 Apr 2013
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pre-Hurricane Sandy boardwalk / © 2013 FARROC

The extensive damage to low-lying waterfront zones caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 reinforced the need for resilient infrastructure and redevelopment strategies for existing coastal communities throughout the greater area. Costly damage to buildings, roads, and utility systems by the storm raises the controversial question of whether areas of particular geographic vulnerability should be rebuilt, maintained and defended, or simply abandoned. In an effort to solicit creative ideas, the FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] competition seeks innovative proposals for the design and development of a comprehensive new master plan for Arverne East, a vacant 80+ acre Urban Renewal site on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City. Submissions are due no later than June 14. For more information, please visit here.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition" 27 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=364264>