Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gowanus by Design

 First place winner Gowanus Flowlands

Go over to the Gowanus by Design website to see the winners of their most recent design competition.  Designers were asked to reimagine Gowanus with “dynamic, pedestrian-oriented architecture that engages with the Gowanus Canal and the surrounding watershed.”  First place winner Gowanus Flowlands is an imaginative look at modern ecologically friendly design with oyster beds to remove toxic chemicals from the heavily polluted canal and a lily pad dotted basin between the usual hip chain stores you can find in any modern city.

Hopefully in the future Gowanus can see some of these great ideas brought to fruition.

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