Boston Living With Water Competition

Team: C2 Studio, Paul Lukez Architects, 2015

The Boston Living with Water competition involved designing a new sustainable and self-reliant peninsula off of the Boston coast that survives and utilizes sea level rise over the next 100 years. The design team was C2 studio, two graduate students, and two undergraduate students, consulting with Paul Lukez Architects.

 

The primary design strategy was to generate sustainable energy and purify tidal water flowing through the ‘Hydrokinetic Canal’ turbines. Additionally, we proposed adding in oyster beds, brackish wetlands, compost zones, as well as introducing local hardy vegetation to the region to clean up any excess toxins and polluted waters in the harbor. 

Illustrative Plan
Current low tide
50 year low tide
100 year low tide