Strategies

THE GREEN DEAL – ROCKAWAYS NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

As partner of Go Dutch Consortium, Stijlgroeps knowledge of both landscape architecture and water-management lead to a strategic sustainable and water adaptive reconstruction of Arverne East at the Long Islands peninsula, a few years after hurricane Sandy hit this part of the shore. Instead of building higher embankment, as protection to the elements, which would lead to the city turning its back to the sea, the water is given room and embraced in a landscape underneath and above the waterline, that allows the water to lose her strength. The occupation of land with new neighbourhoods is carefully relocated on high peninsulas, that look like land-shaped piers along the coast. Dutch experience and knowledge of water, inserted in city redevelopment and sustainable water management.

Location: Rockaways New York, The United States of America
Client: H209
Date: 2014 - 2015
Category: Strategy, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture