City and water are intensely connected everywhere in the world. Engineers, architects, planners and landscape architects will have to work together in order to create new cities on the water as well as new forms of water in the city. What new opportunities will the rising waters offer? Designers, architects and planners have to work together to identify new challenges and opportunities. How does the new boundary between water and city take shape? What are the potentials of water as an urban fabric?
Students and professors will address these questions of the new design challenge, as well as how design education and architecture schools can respond to and address these new challenges. They will also address the value of international collaboration.
Organized by the Center for Architecture, ARCAM, the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, and the AIA New York Chapter Design for Risk Committee.
Brian McGrath, Professor and Research Chair in Urban Design, Parsons, The New School, Mojdeh (Moji) Baratloo, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Urban Design Program, Columbia University, Rogier van de Berg, Head of Urbanism, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Paul Roncken, Bachelor Coördinator and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Wageningen University, Kevin Benham, Head of the School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College, Chris van Langen, Head of School, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture, Brian McGrath, Professor and Research Chair in Urban Design, Parsons, The New School, Mojdeh (Moji) Baratloo, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Urban Design Program, Columbia University.
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York, CUNY 2007 AIA/ACSATopaz Laureate, Aart Oxenaar, Director Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
Exhibition Swimming to Manhattan
On view June 8th – July 9th, Center for Architecture, Common Room 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC 10012. In collaboration with GLIMPSES of New York and Amsterdam in 2040, an exchange program between ARCAM in Amsterdam and the Center for Architecture in New York.