School of Landscape Architecture's Submission Earns Recognition in International Competition
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce the College's School of Landscape Architecture was recognized as a People's Choice Award winner in the Boston Living with Water competition. Boston Living with Water is an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. The competition seeks leading planners, designers, and thinkers to help the City of Boston and area businesses and residents develop and apply new concepts and strategies, including designing with water principles, to increase the city's sustainability and climate change resiliency.
The BAC School of Landscape Architecture's submission entitled Open Circuit: Traveling Water was named a People's Choice Award in the Site 2: Neighborhood, 100 Acres category. The design proposal reconnects the city to the water that surrounds it, allowing water to flow through the Fort Point Channel's urban district while responding to changes in sea level rise over the next century. The design's strategy reframes the dichotomy of life in the city and its separateness to water by reconnecting the sounds and smells of the ocean, the tide, and the plants which thrive along the shoreline to become present throughout this new landscape. In the design, water becomes a unified element of urban life.
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