the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Gowanus Connections Exhibition at SET Gallery in Brooklyn

Gowanus Connections Exhibition at SET Gallery in Brooklyn

Gowanus Connections Exhibition at SET Gallery in Brooklyn
Courtesy of Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle, Brandon Specketer
Courtesy of Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle, Brandon Specketer

Gowanus Lowline Competition: Connections will be exhibiting winning entries from the Open Ideas Competition on Thursday, September 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the SET Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the winners here: Gowanus Lowline Competition Winners. The competition was framed with the goal of inspiring projects that questions and confronted urban development in postindustrial sites. The open-ended program asked for a “pedestrian-oriented architecture” that engaged the canal and the watershed, long neglected as an industrial and manufacturing zone. This competition is a first of a series that focuses on the connections in and around the canal. As it is right now, the Gowanus Canal is just out of reach, and with its levels of contamination – which the EPA is begining to address – it may be for the best.

But the future of the Canal is still to be seen and competitions such as Gowanus Connections help begin the design development of urban remediation in industrial areas, where social life can begin to reclaim areas of the city long controlled by the industrial sector. There are moments when New Yorkers can glance into the murky waters of the Gowanus, either along one of its five connecting bridges or along the edge of the Industrial Park near the Ninth Street Bridge, but for the most part it is an ignored part of the city. The competition has its roots in the Van Alen Institute’s 2001 exhibition, Public by Design, which saw the post-industrial waterfront as an opportunity to transition from private to public ownership and transform an area once dominated by industry into a recreational site. The competition continues this tradition under Gowanus by Design, which was started as a collaboration between David Briggs and Anthony Deen: two architects whose common interest in community development and urban design and planning helped found the organization and the competition.

Courtesy of Gale Fulton, Roger Hubeli, Julie Larsen
Courtesy of Gale Fulton, Roger Hubeli, Julie Larsen

Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "Gowanus Connections Exhibition at SET Gallery in Brooklyn " 14 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/164252/gowanus-connections-exhibition-at-set-gallery-in-brooklyn/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments