Marissa Vaish

Constructive Interference

Filtering Newtown Creek
Public space to filter the superfund site with multilayered benefits for the community.

Public space is not only a place for democratic public amenity, gathering and socialization; it is a complex multi-layered organization of utility (filtering) elements to improve public and environmental health, facilitated by public/private economic partnerships. The interferences between amenity, utility, and public/private economic partnerships amplify the benefit of public space.

Envisioned as a self-sufficient public space, power will be provided via solar fabric canopies, maintenance funding will be generated through public-private partnerships to provide kayaking, entertainment space and academic space. The waterfront public space enables additional development near Greenpoint, recently up-zoned for residential development. 

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