Red Hook waterfront gets proposed revamp

Hypothetical design uses wood as main structural material

TRD NEW YORK /
Aug.August 24, 2013 04:00 PM

A team from the University of Oregon designed a hypothetical housing complex made primarily out of wood for Red Hook’s waterfront as part of a national competition, DNAinfo reported.

More than 1,000 architecture students and young professionals took part in a national design competition to create a proposal for a mid-rise, mixed-used complex on the Red Hook waterfront. The competition, “Timber in the City: Urban Habitats,” asked participants to use wood as the primary structural material in their design.

The University of Oregon’s team won for its “Grow Your Own City” design, which includes affordable housing, a bike share, Timber Restaurant, green alley and urban park.

The team used “cross-laminated timber,” wooden construction material made of several layers of wood.

According to the design’s description, the university team’s design “aims to enhance the energetic life and community of Red Hook.”

The jurors found the team’s use of timber to be a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solution for Red Hook.

The winning team received prizes totaling $30,000 for their designs, which will not actually be implemented. [DNAinfo] – James Comtois


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