Submission: June 14, 2013
Registration: June 14, 2013
Location: Rockaways, USA
Prizes: $30.000 for each selected team for the second phase and adittional $30.000 for the winning team
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students (students just phase1)
International architecture competition FAR ROC, structured as a two-part design ideas competition that will explore best practices and innovative strategies for the planning, design and construction of resilient and sustainable developments in waterfront areas.
The competition aims to provide ideas and the basis of a master plan for the sensitive development of Arverne East, an 80+ acre site located in a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Zone A section of the Rockaways that experienced significant storm surge inundation during Hurricane Sandy. It is anticipated that the results of the competition will be used as a basis for further planning work with regard to Arverne East and as a prototype for long term planning and development strategies in other densely populated seaside communities in the Rockaways and beyond.
Phase I competition entries should propose a program with areas, and, as applicable, unit counts for each site plan element. The following programming parameters were previously analyzed in the 2003 FEIS and are provided as guidance:
- Up to 1500 units of housing, with a mix of low to midrise buildings
- Up to 500,000 square feet of commercial / recreational space
- 35 acre nature preserve
- 9 acre dune preserve
- 3.3 acres minimum of active and/or passive open space