BIG UNVEILS SCHEME TO PROTECT SAN FRANCISCO CREEK FROM FLOODING

Dezeen: Danish firm BIG has developed a proposal to protect a creek in San Francisco Bay from flooding caused by climate change, which includes building floating villages connected by ferries, a red-hued cycle route, and a highway for autonomous vehicles.

BIG developed the scheme with One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE) and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood) as part of Resilient by Design’s Bay Area Challenge – a contest that calls for ideas to protect the city’s coastal areas from rising sea levels and flooding caused by the warming global climate, as well as earthquakes.

As one of the 10 winning groups selected to develop proposals for different areas in the Bay, the BIG + ONE + Sherwood team were tasked to address the problems in Islais Creek, which wraps an inlet of water cutting into land in southern San Francisco. Continue reading>>

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