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  • Water_Works opens to standing room audience

    Gowanus by Design’s second, annual competition exhibition, Water_Works, opened much like last year, to a standing room audience.

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  • WATER_WORKS Competition Exhibit Opening Wednesday, May 22

    Gowanus by Design is proud to present the winning entries from Water_Works our second annual design and planning competition. The intent of the competition was to provide a new community resource that will occupy the site of the Douglas Degraw pool with a Combined Sewer Overflow [CSO] retention facility.

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  • Welcome to Brooklyn

    In “The City in History,” Lewis Mumford described how the first great cities of Athens and Rome succumbed to the disparity of a city’s subcultures and accumulation of wealth for the privileged classes. Three weeks ago an article appeared in the New York Times about the developer David Lichtenstein; I started to wonder if the sunburst over Brooklyn will fade as those with similar track records and motivations determine its fate.

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  • Water_Works Competition Winners

    Gowanus by Design is pleased to announce the winners of our second design competition. GbD is invested in developing appropriate urban planning solutions that address an extraordinarily complex issue.

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  • Jury convenes to review Water_Works Competition Submissions

    On Friday February 1st, the competition jury convened at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan to review Gowanus by Design’s latest competition titled “Water_Works” The competition focused on site-specific solution(s) that simultaneously explored water’s role in recreation, quotidian uses, and in contaminated urban environments, and demonstrate how a new community center and retention facility represent a more progressive view of our city's infrastructure.

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