Boston Living with Water, an open international design competition, sought design solutions envisioning a beautiful, vibrant, and resilient Boston that is prepared for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. Fifty teams composed of more than 340 individuals hailing from eight different countries participated in this two-stage competition. Nine semi-finalists were selected earlier this spring, three for each of three sites. Teams included groups of academics, leading professionals, and large multi-office collaborations.
Special guest, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the three outstanding winning teams at a reception held at BSA Space on June 8. Funded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Barr Foundation, each of the three main winners will receive a $13,000 prize. In addition, an honorable mention will receive $5,000.
See the winning solutions here.
The Boston Architectural College's (BAC's) six Ada Louise “Huxtable Fellows” students, who have been working with the BSA Foundation-funded CDRC and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, also recently focused on the issues of sea-level rise and climate change in East Boston. Based on analysis and discussions with real people and places, the Huxtables crafted a menu of actions that residents can take now to make themselves more resilient. Learn more about the Huxtable Fellows' presentation here. View their presentation below.