Posted by David Briggs

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.

Location:
The Old American Can Factory Gallery
232 Third Street @ Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY


Time and Date:
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There were over 250 entries submitted from around the world and the jury was tasked to select nine winners in the areas of architectural design, community programming, and urban ecology. The award-winners along with other selected entries will be exhibited at the gallery.

Based on recent studies, it is likely that the Douglass and Degraw Street pool and the adjacent Thomas Greene Playground will be demolished in order to properly remediate the heavily contaminated soil below the pool, which is the site of the former Fulton Manufactured Gas Plant site. The competition focused on how the post-industrial development of this contaminated site in the canal watershed offers the challenge of rethinking how a new community resource can become an agent for the area’s continued renewal.