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Landsc. Archit. Front.    2017, Vol. 5 Issue (6) : 88-97     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20170611
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Resilient Flood Protection Infrastructure: The East Side Coastal Resiliency project of New York City
Bjarke INGELS1(), Jeremy Alain SIEGEL2, Simon DAVID3, Autumn VISCONTI4, Nandi LU5
1. Founding Partner and Creative Director of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) BIG NYC, 61 Broadway, Suite 3300, New York, NY 10006, USA
2. Senior Designer of BIG
3. Senior Urban Designer of BIG
4. Landscape Architect of BIG
5. Landscape Architect of BIG
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Abstract

As a response to the issues of hurricane attack and sea level rise, the BIG U imagines a new future of coastal resiliency and urbanism for Manhattan’s waterfront. The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project is the first phase of this huge project, showing how flood protection infrastructure could have more social effects. This radical urban transformation not only responds to the specific needs of communities today, but also remains flexible enough to develop over time, as urban conditions continue to change. ESCR gets designers, communities, and city agencies united, and creates a diversified city coastal landscape with a toolbox of materials and details that are typical of the city’s past. In this process, landscape is the medium that expresses educational aspects.

Keywords Resilience      Infrastructure      Flood Protection      Adaptability      Social Effects     
Corresponding Authors: Bjarke INGELS   
Issue Date: 22 January 2018
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Bjarke INGELS,Jeremy Alain SIEGEL,Simon DAVID, et al. Resilient Flood Protection Infrastructure: The East Side Coastal Resiliency project of New York City[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2017, 5(6): 88-97.
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