EAST HARLEM LOW-LINE

Columbia University | Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation | 2011

Hannah Allawi, Chao Dong, Felicity Stewart

The East Harlem Low-Line is a transformative, superimposed infrastructure that enables healthy activity and connectivity for this distinct community. It creates a tidal multi-purpose landscape across the water, encouraging people to take part in an array of programs which are an extension of activities and events that already occur in the community in unhealthy settings. The Low-Line is an undulating structural terrain which folds its way over, across, through and under the East Harlem landscape, river and built fabric. It is a bridge, a marina, a wetland habitat, a science lab, a facade and a garden.

This project was presented at New York City's Urban Design Week hosted by Studio X, 2011.