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Finalists Announced for FAR ROC Competition for Resilient Rockaways

01:00 - 24 July, 2013
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The FAR ROC Competition, released shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, called for a thoughtfully considered proposal for an 80-acre, 11-mile long peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean in the Rockaways (Queens, NY). The RFP expressed the need to explore a comprehensive solution to developing Averne East, a FEMA designated Hazard Area Zone that experienced extensive storm surge damage and continues to be a vulnerable site for future natural disasters.  While the competition focused on this particular site, the full intention is to develop strategies that could be appropriated to low-lying and vulnerable regions all over the world.

The first phase of the competition was completed earlier this month: four finalists and six honorable mentions were announced.  The four finalists - Ennead Architects of NYC, USA; Lateral Office of Toronto, Canada; Seeding Office of London, UK; and White Arkitekter of Stockholm, Sweden - will continue on to Phase Two with a $30,000 stipend, due in early October.

Join us after the break for more details on the finalists and honorable mentions.

MO House / FRPO

00:00 - 25 January, 2013
MO House / FRPO, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid. Spain
  • Design Team

    Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
  • Collaborators

    Pastora Cotero, Inés Olavarrieta, Cornelius Schmitz, Cristina Escuder
  • Contractor

    Alter Materia, Grupo Singular
  • Consultants

    KLH, Alter Materia, Miguel Nevado
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

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