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SUPER DOCKING
Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY

Credits: Terreform ONE + Planetary
ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Nurhan
Gokturk, Maria Aiolova, David
Maestres, Jason Vigneri Beane.
Design Team: Carlos Barrios, Alex
Felson, Walter Meyer, Melanie Fessel,
Zafirah Bacchus, Ivy Chan, Courtney
Chin, Adrian De Silva, Julianne
Geary, Francisco Gill, Shima
Ghafouri, Jacqueline Hall, Kelly Kim,
Florian Lorenz, Bart Mangold, Dustin
Mattiza, Chema Perez, Alsira
Raxhimi, Daniel Russoniello, Melody
Song, Allison Shockley, Katherine
Sullivan.

As a form of Urbaneering, this project
continues to explore the possibilities
of the architectural retrofit.  On an
urban industrial site in Brooklyn, New
York, Super Docking imagines a
self-sustained working waterfront as a
center for clean industries that are
incubators for new technologies. The
designed landscape is adapted to
local climate dynamics and is
outfitted for a living infrastructure to
seamlessly connect land and water.
The project interfaces the historic
dry-docks, which are retrofitted into
five distinct research and production
facilities;  massive 3D digital
prototyping/ scanning, replicable test
beds for studies in limnology and
restorative ecology, freight delivery of
raw materials and finished goods,
automated shipbuilding, and
phytoremediation barges for CSO
(Combined Sewer Overflow) issues.
The surface of the site mitigates
architectural space and river flows.  It
supports programs to clean polluted
water and sets the terrain for
privileging pedestrian movement
throughout the site. The project docks
are highlighted by shapeable
deployable structures and
membranes. It is an industrial ecology
landscape established to manage
both man made and natural systems,
with reinforced land use needs. The
current urgency to aggregate areas for
innovation with social and economic
diversity is in demand. Our project
encourages research, both as an
industrial activity and as an
ecological intervention.  We wish to
promote new products, jobs, green
office spaces, and areas of exchange.
URBANEER