Made in Brooklyn

Made in Brooklyn

WHAT IF THE GOWANUS CANAL WERE REPOSITIONED AS A NEW M-DISTRICT : HOME TO BROOKLYN’S FIRSTLIVE/WORK INNOVATION HUB?

Lightweight Manufacturing Districts were historically intended to insulate residential communities from the nuisance and environmental impact associated with Heavy Manufacturing practices. Cleaner manufacturing technologies and a new definition of industrial have relieved the stigma and the environmental issues historically associated with the M-Zone.

Formerly a hub for Brooklyn’s maritime and commercial shipping activity, industry in the Gowanus Canal has shifted focus. The Canal sits at the terminus of a series of dead end streets sandwiched between two vibrant neighborhoods – Park Slope to the East, and Carroll Gardens to the West. By establishing new East/West bridges over the Gowanus Canal, we propose knitting together the major thoroughfares of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, bridging these two neighborhoods with new commercial spines.

In addition to providing avenues for traffic and pedestrians, these bridges have densely layered program that reflects a new mix of manufacturing, commercial, retail, and residential uses: a new live/work industrial center.

Urban Proposal: Finalist, 2011 Gowanus Lowline Competition

Location:Brooklyn, NY
Dates:2011
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Wesleyan University Davison Art Center

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Wesleyan University Davison Art Center

Rubin Museum of Art Mandala Lab

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Rubin Museum of Art Mandala Lab

Nina Chanel Abney Studio

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Nina Chanel Abney Studio

Galerie Perrotin

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Galerie Perrotin

Penthouse

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Penthouse

Scalable Solutions for the New York City Housing Authority

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Scalable Solutions for the New York City Housing Authority

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Glossier New York

The Shepherd Gallery and Arts Center

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The Shepherd Gallery and Arts Center

Telfair Studio

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Telfair Studio

Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

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Metropolitan Avenue Mixed Use

HVMoCA

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HVMoCA

Grand Street Mixed Use

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Grand Street Mixed Use

Fieldston School Campus Center

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Fieldston School Campus Center

Prismatic Bay Townhouse

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Prismatic Bay Townhouse

Exhibition Luhring Augustine

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Exhibition Luhring Augustine