This proposal decentralizes the management of storm water in a network along New York’s subway system. Sloping medians and catch basins drain water into settlement tanks and then into giant reservoirs.
This filtration and collection of water is mirrored in an art installation above the subway platform. As the vessels collect water, the weight of the system shifts. A capillary system of fiber optic tubes brings light and water into the underground spaces. During dry periods, the public can access and enjoy these cavernous spaces.
Ebb and Flow beautifies the city and creates new public spaces, while cleaning, storing, and recycling water.