Originally published at: https://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=127215
The first effect of the rising sea level will probably be a modification of the urban layout of coastal cities. Cities are called to rise, raising roads and readapting existing buildings meanwhile Nature will reappropriate the lower spaces of the old city. It’s a race against time: will humans manage to reconcile with overwhelming Nature? Men have to reconvert their life in a more sustainable way as quickly as possible.
I imagined Hudson Yard’s exterior of the future as a layered space where the lower part has already been covered by water and is reachable by boat. The upper part are occupied by reconverted buildings and ongoing building sites. In this context the lanscape platform is going to be rebuilt several meters above.