Almost six months ago a group called Gowanus by Design began it’s competition for the Gowanus Lowline, which name we assume is supposed to reference Manhattan’s ‘High Line’. The competition asked people to design pedestrian-oriented architecture that would transform the post-industrial (or rather the existing industrial) areas around the Gowanus Canal. Well the competition is over and some lucky (and hard working) bastard just made a cool $1000. 00!
Project Name: Gowanus Flowlands
Team Members: Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle, Brandon Specketer
From: New York, NY
It is hard to tell from the information currently on the competition website, but this winning design calls for a layer of wetlands extending out from the Canal and also tall structures that seem to be at least five times taller than buildings that are there today. It also uses the term ‘Park Slope’ in its People / Acre graph, which alludes to increasing the population density to something close to that of Park Slope’s.
Although we highly doubt that the following design would every be put into the planning for the area, it definitely is our favorite…
See the rest of the entries here: Gowanus By Design – Connections: Gowanus Lowline