FAR.ROC For a Resilient Rockaway /FAR.ROC : For a Resilient Rockaway

Design Solutions

The FAR ROC Design Competition resulted in 117 unique design proposals for the resilient development of Arverne East from over 20 countries around the globe–a truly international response to a design problem that will face more and more of our world’s communities in coming years. From those entries, four finalists and six honorable mentions were selected. The four finalists each received a stipend of $30,000 to aid in further development of their design proposals, which they then presented to the FAR ROC Design Jury on October 22, 2013. After extensive deliberation, the jury selected Small Means and Great Ends by Stockholm-based firm White Arkitekter as the winning design solution. Additionally, the jury recognized F.R.E.D. by New York-based firm Ennead Architects for Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Design.

Small Means and Great Ends | Winning Design Solution
White Arkitekter | Stockholm, Sweden

Boardwalk rendering from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter
Town Square rendering from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter Neighborhood Street rendering from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter Pier rendering from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter
Site Plan from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter

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Small Means & Great Ends incorporates a series of small, affordable, and smart interventions that center on three strategies: reduce and control damage; provide access in the event of a storm; and ensure quick recovery. The design aims not only to better weather future natural disasters, but also to create a stronger socio-economic environment–moving beyond resilience and becoming ‘antifragile’, where both the design and community benefit and improve after enduring stress. Full Proposal »

Social Networks from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter Ecological Networks from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter Water Management Networks from the Small Means and Great Ends proposal by White Arkitekter

Team Composition:

White Arkitekter Arup Gensler
Sander Schuur, SAR MSA Tom Kennedy, BEng(Hons) CE Madeline Burke-Vigeland, AIA LEED AP
Sam Keshavarz, LAR Sherazad Mehta, PE Oliver Schaper, AIA LEED AP
Geoff Denton, RIBA Hemal Patel, CEng Jessica Sheridan, AIA
Christoph Duckart, LAR James Cohen, PE
Steven Roland, MSA LEED Adam Friedberg, PE LEED BD&C
Tobias Lindqvist Ottosson, SAR MSA Varanesh Singh, PE
Karl Tyrväinen Cossel Chang, BEng (Hons) CE
Martin Login

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F.R.E.D. | Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Design Award
Ennead Lab / Ennead Architects | New York, NY, USA

Dunes rendering from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects
Aerial rendering from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects Elevated walkway rendering from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects Boardwalk rendering in winter from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects
Plan from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects

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Fostering Resilient Ecological Development, or F.R.E.D., addresses the complex Arverne East site through the implementation of a flexible kit of parts. Comprised of an integrated system of dunes, piers, and housing clusters, the design proposal creates a solution that is not only practical given the economic and physical constraints of the Rockaways, but also replicable for low-lying coastal communities up and down the Atlantic seaboard. Full Proposal »

Site section from the F.R.E.D. proposal by Ennead Architects

Team Composition:

Ennead Lab Atelier 10 Hargreaves Associates
Andrew Burdick, AIA LEED AP Michael Eposito Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA FAAR
Christina Ciardullo, LEED AP Shreshth Nagpal, LEED AP BD+C George Hargreaves, FASLA
Billy Erhard Ben Sheppard, LEEP AP BD+C Gavin McMillan
Dalia Hamati Paul Stoller, LEED AP BD+C Ken Haines
Eliza P. Montgomery   Mary Lydecker, LEED AP BD+C
Nikita Payusov   Anchalee Phaosawasdi
Adam Sheraden  
Justin Wadge    
Ennead Architects Langan Engineering LERA
Richard Olcott, FAIA FAAR Chris Vitolano, PE Eddy Roberts, PE
David Tepper, AIA Jennifer Folinusz Dan Sesil, PE
Stefan Knust, AIA LEED AP CPHC    
Biohabitats    
Terry Doss    
Michael Spina    

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Rockaway Rising | Finalist
Lateral Office | Toronto, Canada

Rockaway Rising-Lateral Office

Rockaway Rising seeks to capitalize on the unique characteristics of the Arverne East site by revisiting the bungalow typology and re-envisioning the relationship between city and beachscape, while also enabling resiliency to varying storm-events. The proposal consists of three key interconnected urban elements—basins, boardwalks, and bungalows—offering and integrating ecological diversity, environmental resiliency and urban diversity. Full Proposal »

Team Composition:

Lateral Office WXY Studio Buro Happold
Mason White, MRAIC Claire Weisz, FAIA Michael T. McGough, PE
Lola Sheppard, OAQ MRAIC Adam Lubinsky, PhD AICP Neil Porto, PE
Matthew Spremulli Jacob Dugopolski Kate Ascher, PhD
Suzy Harris-Brandts
Julia Smachylo Sam Schwartz Engineering
Marem Kushtova Erich Arcement, PE PTOE
Miles Gertler Jee Mee Kim, AICP
EDesign Dynamics West 8 HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Franco Montalto, PE PhD Jamie Maslyn Larson Candace Damon
Eric Rothstein Brandon Cappellari Jamie Springer
Ian Lipsky William DiBernardo Sulin Carling

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Far Rockaway | Finalist
Seeding Office | London, UK

Far Rockaway-Seeding Office

The Far Rockaway proposal implements an iconic and over-arching boardwalk that connects urban and natural elements, weaving together nature preserve, beach, residential neighborhoods, commercial development, and mass transportation in a cohesive urban fabric. Residents and visitors can engage the boardwalk on multiple levels, including the spaces beneath created by the undulating form of the structure, establishing a socio-cultural-economic productive urban element. Full Proposal »

Team Composition:

Seeding Office Biber Architects YR&G
Stefano Sedda, RIBA James Biber, FAIA LEED AP Lauren Yarmuth
Gonzalo Prades, BA(Hons) Suzanne Holt Hannah Bronfman
Andrea Battaglia, RIBA Emaan Farhoud, RA LEED Ashwini Arun
Rita Dametto, RIBA Federico Pelligrini Karin Miller
Daniela Ziglioli, RIBA
Roberto Dell’Acqua, RIBA I.N.B.A.R.
David Cairney, BA(Hons)
Arup Robert Silman Associates CODE
Cliff McMillan Scott Hughes Brian T. Gillen
Markus R. Schulte Nat Oppenheimer, PE LEED AP
Vincent Lee
Dipl.-Ing
Daniel Speich

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Honorable Mentions

ROCKeast N.Y.S.P. (New York Suburban Prototype)
Mithūn | Seattle, WA, USA FRPO | Madrid, Spain
ROCKeast-Mithun Untitled-FRPO
Team Composition: Team Composition:
John G. Ellis, AIA RIBA | Mithūn Pablo Oriol, Architect
Anne Torney, AIA LEED AP | Mithūn Fernando Rodriguez, Architect
Debra Guenther, ASLA LEED AP BD+C | Mithūn Inés Olavarrieta
Ann Marie Schneider | Mithūn María Domínguez
Mohammad Momin | Mithūn Patricia Báscones
Aubrey Weeks | Mithūn Rocío García
Greg Catron | Mithūn Laura Ordóñez
Will Fleissig | Communitas Elena García
Julian Pancoast | Communitas
Rob Sloop | Moffatt & Nichol
Richard Dornhelm | Moffatt & Nichol
Cole Roberts | ARUP
Joel Good | RWDI
Ray Sinclair | RWDI
Terry Doss | Biohabitats
Michael Spina | Biohabitats
Scott Miles | WWU Resilience Institute

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Beachside Lifestyle, Community Lifeline S.E.C.U.R. ROC
McGregor Coxall | Sydney, Australia elandscript | Hong Kong
Beachside Lifestyle, Community Lifeline-McGregor Coxall S.E.C.U.R. ROC-elandscript
Team Composition: Team Composition:
Adrian McGregor, RLA AILA MPIA MAIH Qian Christopher Zhang
Michael Cowdy, BA(Hons) MAUD Xiao Liang
Maria Sabria, BArch Wang Xing
Jing Jeanne Xue
Nanyan Nevin Yu
Jingjing Zhang

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Dune Co-Habitat S.A.N.D.
LOT-EK + SCAPE | New York, NY, USA ijKim + N.E.E.D. + Group Han | New York, NY, USA
Dune Co-Habitat - LOT-EK + Scape S.A.N.D. - ijKim Architect
Team Composition: Team Composition:
Ada Tolla, RA Iljoong Kim, AIA LEED AP | ijKim Architect
Giuseppe Lignano, RA Sangmok Kim, AIA LEED AP | N.E.E.D. Architecture LLC
Alexis Kraft, RA Yi Kyu Choe, AICP LEED AP | Group Han Associates
Kate Orff, RLA | Scape Michael Chaveriat, Assoc. AIA | Group Han Associates
Gena Wirth | Scape
S. Bry Sarte, PE | Sherwood Design Engineers
Jason Loiselle, PE | Sherwood Design Engineers
James F. Lima | James Lima Planning + Development

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