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MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition

New York, New York

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MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

MoMA Rising Currents Exhibition, New York, New York. Image Credit: © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Photo: Thomas Griesel, © Matthew Baird Architects.

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MoMA RISING CURRENTS EXHIBITION

Invited by MoMA and MoMA PS1, Matthew Baird Architects was tasked with generating urban planning strategies to mitigate rising sea levels within New York Harbor. Focusing on the Bayonne and Kill Van Kull shipping route area in New Jersey, our proposal engaged the architectural relics of industry to create unforeseen building types and unanticipated programmatic occupations, imagining a terrain where submerged piers and petroleum facilities become active pieces in an evolving landscape. Glass reefs created by the accumulation of modular glass “jacks” cast from locally-recycled glass waste become a home where New York’s water-based ecosystems can grow, replenish, and flourish.

AIA New York State Design Award of Excellence, 2010

 

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