COASTAL RESILIENCE, RISD PROFESSOR ANNE TATE, LAURA BRIGGS
This project investigates the development of a new waterfront district at Field’s Point, Providence, through adopting a canopy and a ground strategy. The modular system umbrella structure, together with different ground conditions, create different spatial experiences within the system. The project focuses on the inhabitation between canopy and ground to create a carbon-free future as well as resilience strategies.
The site is located in Field’s Point, Providence. The 34 acres area consists of water treatment & natural gas facilities on one side and institutional & residential spaces on the other side.
SEA LEVEL RISE
The site will be heavily impacted by sea-level rise. By 2050, it is predicted to have risen 9 feet. Therefore completely flooding the site when a 50-year storm hits in 2050.
Inspired by the idea of turning this industrial site into a landmark, the scheme looks at designing a renewable energy site that’s welcoming to the public. Solar and hydroelectricity are generated on the site while providing a variety of entertainment facilities.