New York firm SCAPE is invited by the Resilient Boston Harbor's Landscape and Urban initative to create designs for a flood-protection project. This addresses the issue of climate change and sustaining life, both on the natural and urban level. The designs are based on knowledgeable predictions about the rising sea levels. SCAPE is being supported by Nitsch Engineering and consulting firm Arcadis in developing viable and working concept designs to address the issue.
The flood-protection project will see an increased access to Boston's shoreline and waterfront, as well as some precautionary measures for at-risk buildings. This entails the raising of structures and adding features that will help with flood-adaptation. In the above visualization by SCAPE, these features are depicted in vibrant green with pink connections to existing structures.
Image Credit: Images are by SCAPE and the City of Boston
SCAPE Produces Concepts to Address Rising Sea Levels
1. Flood-adaptation Technologies - Opportunity to create innovative technologies that can help buildings adapt to rising sea levels and protect against flooding.
2. Climate Resilient Design - Opportunity to develop new design strategies that can withstand the impacts of climate change and ensure the sustainability of both natural and urban environments.
3. Urban Waterfront Access - Opportunity to create projects that provide increased access to waterfront areas in urban environments, enhancing public spaces and promoting economic growth.
1. Architecture - Architects can explore innovative flood-adaptation technologies and climate-resilient design strategies to address the challenges of rising sea levels.
2. Engineering - Engineers can collaborate with architects to develop viable concept designs for flood-protection projects and implement innovative solutions.
3. Consulting - Consulting firms specializing in climate change and sustainability can provide valuable expertise in developing resilient designs and strategies for coastal areas.