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Finalists Announced for Hurricane Sandy “Rebuild by Design” Competition
Katie Gerfen / ARCHITECT / August 9, 2013
The competition, organized by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, will develop site specific, yet scalable solutions to rebuild and strengthen areas damaged in the October 2012 storm.
Today, efforts to rebuild after the devastation wreaked on the northeast by Hurricane Sandy took another step forward, as finalists were announced for the Rebuild by Design competition. The competition to develop contextual, but scalable solutions to rebuild and strengthen regions that were ravaged by the October 2012 storm was announced this June by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Donovan also serves as the chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task force, which is the organized the competition in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation. Rebuild By Design received more than 140 submissions from 15 countries. That entrant pool was culled to 10 teams, which were selected “because of the talent they bring to the table, their pioneering ideas and their commitment to innovating with a purpose and competing not just to design but to build something,” Donovan said in a press release.
The finalists include:
Interboro Partners with the New Jersey Institute of Technology Infrastructure Planning Program; TU Delft; Project Projects; RFA Investments; IMG Rebel; Center for Urban Pedagogy; David Rusk; Apex; Deltares; Bosch Slabbers; H+N+S; and Palmbout Urban Landscapes.
PennDesign/OLIN with PennPraxis, Buro Happold, HR&A Advisors, and E-Design Dynamics.
WXY Architecture + Urban Design/West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture with ARCADIS Engineering and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University; Maxine Griffith; Parsons the New School for Design; Duke University; BJH Advisors; and Mary Edna Fraser.
Office of Metropolitan Architecture with Royal Haskoning DHV; Balmori Associaties; R/GA; and HR&A Advisors.
HR&A Advisors with Cooper, Robertson, & Partners; Grimshaw; Langan Engineering; W Architecture; Hargreaves Associates; Alamo Architects; Urban Green Council; Ironstate Development; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; New City America.
SCAPE with Parsons Brinckerhoff; SeARC Ecological Consulting; Ocean and Coastal Consultants; The New York Harbor School; Phil Orton/Stevens Institute; Paul Greenberg; LOT-EK; and MTWTF.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Urbanism and the Dutch Delta Collaborative with ZUS; De Urbanisten; Deltares; 75B; and Volker Infra Design.
Sasaki Associates with Rutgers University and ARUP.
Bjarke Ingels Group with One Architecture; Starr Whitehouse; James Lima Planning & Development; Green Shield Ecology; Buro Happold; AEA Consulting; and Project Projects.
Unabridged Architecture with Mississippi State University; Waggoner and Ball Architects; Gulf Coast Community Design; and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.