AIA Honor Award: Gowanus Canal Sponge Park

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2011 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, among these dlandstudio’s Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ in the Regional and Urban Design category: “The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ is a public open space system that slows, absorbs and filters surface water runoff with the goal of remediating contaminated water, activating the private canal waterfront, and revitalizing the neighborhood. The total proposed area for the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ system is 11.4 acres: 7.9 acres of esplanade and recreational open spaces, and 3.5 acres of remediation wetland basins.” For more information visit the AIA 2011 awards page and dlandstudio’s website HERE.

2011 Recipient | AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design: Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ | Design: dlandstudio llc | Owner: City of New York, Department of Environmental Protection | Location: New York City

Text excerpt credits: AIA & dlandstudio

Image credits: dlandstudio

Via: The Dirt (ASLA) &  Bustler

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2011 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.

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