Six team proposals win Rebuild by Design Competition

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Hoboken Waterfront | ©OMA  | one of six winning proposals in the Rebuild By Design Competition

Rebuild by Design was a design competition to create innovative community- and policy-based solutions to protect U.S. cities that are most vulnerable to increasingly intense weather events and future uncertainties.  Back in April, 10 Finalists were unveiled and the teams developed their proposals in partnership with local stakeholder coalitions and feedback from participants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced recently that six design proposals have been selected as winners of HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition.

The six teams with winning proposals are:

  • The BIG Team – The BIG U (East River Park) – Manhattan
  • The Interboro Team – Living with the Bay (Slow Streams) – Nassau County, Long Island
  • MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN – New Meadowlands – Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, Teterboro
  • OMA – Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge – Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City
  • PennDesign/OLIN – Lifelines – Hunts Point, South Bronx
  • SCAPE/Landscape Architecture – Living Breakwaters -Tottenville, Staten Island

The $920 million is being awarded to New Jersey, New York, and New York City to assist with implementation of winning proposals in these areas:

Grantee Region Proposal Design Team CDBG-DR Funds
New Jersey Meadowlands MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN        $150 M
New Jersey Lower Hudson OMA        $230 M
New York Nassau County The Interboro Team        $125 M
New York Staten Island SCAPE/Landscape Architecture          $60 M
New York City Manhattan The BIG Team        $335 M
New York City South Bronx PennDesign/OLIN          $20 M
The following teams were among the ten finalists.
  • HR&A Advisors with Cooper, Robertson, & Partners
  • Sasaki/Rutgers/ARUP
  • WB/unabridged with Yale/ARCADIS
  • WXY/WEST 8

Responses from the Teams

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Shohei Shigematsu, partner and director of OMA New York said, “We are delighted that our proposal was selected. For high-density urban environments, one-house-at-a-time solutions are not effective. Our proposal acknowledges the density and complexity of the context – a very critical criterion for the jury.”

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“The Rebuild by Design challenge is a bold move on the part of HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and his colleague Henk Ovink to put informed design at the center of meeting the challenges of extreme weather,” said Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and Special Advisor to the competition. “I’m delighted that the PennDesign/OLIN team is among the winners and that funds will flow to advance this exciting vision for the Hunt’s Point economy and community.

TEAM MEMBERS FULL LISTING

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BIG U – Team BIG | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

The BIG Team – The BIG U (East River Park) – Manhattan
BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with One Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Project Projects, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Level Agency for Infrastructure, Arcadis, and the Parsons School of Constructed Environments

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Living with the Bay (Slow Streams) – Interboro Team | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

The Interboro Team – Living with the Bay (Slow Streams) – Nassau County, Long Island
Interboro Partners with Apex; Bosch Slabbers; Center for Urban Pedagogy; David Rusk; Deltares; H+N+S Landscape Architects; IMG Rebel; NJIT Infrastructure Planning Program; Palmbout Urban Landscapes; Project Projects; and TU Delft

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New Meadowlands – Team MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

MIT CAU+ZUS+URBANISTEN – New Meadowlands – Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, Teterboro
MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN with Deltares; 75B; and Volker Infra Design

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Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge – Team OMA | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

OMA – Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge – Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City
OMA with Royal HaskoningDHV; Balmori Associates; and HR&A Advisors

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Hunts Point – Team PENNDesign/OLIN | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

PennDesign/OLIN – Lifelines – Hunts Point, South Bronx
PennDesign / OLIN with HR&A Advisors, eDesign Dynamics, Level Infrastructure, Barretto Bay Strategies, McLaren Engineering Group, Philip Habib & Associates, Buro Happold

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Living Breakwaters – Team SCAPE/Landscape Architecture | Courtesy of Rebuild By Design

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture – Living Breakwaters -Tottenville, Staten Island
SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dr. Philip Orton / Stevens Institute of Technology, Ocean & Coastal Consultants, SeArc Ecological Consulting, LOT-EK, MTWTF, The Harbor School and Paul Greenberg.
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