Architecture must respond to the inescapable need to change current detrimental living systems. The most promising opportunity lies within the ability to merge built architecture, sustainable infrastructure and food production.
My thesis, located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard-- once the worlds 2nd largest food market-- was chosen to capitalize on the sites pivotal location at the nexus of emerging green technologies, an underutilized waterfront connection and urban context. This architectural intervention is intended as a catalyst for change, providing a solution for humanities most important issue: access and democratization to healthy, fresh produce.
Envisioned as a test bed for emerging technology in the areas of urban agriculture, Brooklyn Navy Yard will reclaim public waterfront space in order to produce and teach this new infrastructural paradigm. This is done through the creation of an urban agricultural research campus and model powering a farm-to-table restaurant district. Utilizing a closed loop production system the site will grow produce hydroponically, linked to oyster and fisheries, that in turn create business opportunities within the community.
Status: School Project
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
My Role: Thesis Project, 5th year, Prat Institute
Additional Credits: Greg LeMaire, Thesis Partner
David Maestres, Professor of Architecture, Thesis Professor ,Pratt Institute
Adam Elstein, Professor of Architecture, Thesis Professor , Pratt Institute