Jessica Dailey

Designers Imagine NYC's 'Water as the 6th Borough' for 2011 Terreform ONE Prize

by , 08/02/11

2011 Terreform ONE Prize, parallel networks, water as the 6th borough, sustainable development, green design, terreform one, floating neighborhoods

Solar-powered floating neighborhoods, lush water-cleansing oyster beds, buoyant moveable green spaces — these are just a few of the innovative and intriguing designs submitted to the 2011 Terreform ONE Challenge, called ‘Water as the 6th Borough.’ This year, designers were asked to turn their focus to New York City’s waterways and create a sustainable development strategy that considered recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and the native environment. The winners have just been announced, and we must say, we are really hoping that some of these ideas become a reality. How cool would it be to walk across the East River on a series of giant lily pad-like pods?

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