RETI CENTER BLUE CITY EXHIBITION WAS FEATURED IN STAR REVUE
On November 28, Studio 153 on Coffey Street held the opening of the exhibition “Blue City,” which inaugurated the conceptual phase of a long-term plan by the nonprofit RETI Center to build a cluster of “sustainable floating structures” at the Gowanus Bay Terminal (GBX). The development will be “the first of its kind in New York City.”
RETI CENTER BLUE CITY PROJECT WAS FEATURED IN the patch
BLUE CITY: A FLOATING ECO-LAB WAS FEATURED IN THE BROOKLYN EAGLE
A Brooklyn-based collective is planning to build a floating industrial eco-lab and community space in the industrial waters off South Red Hook. BlueCity will combine a climate laboratory, classroom and training facilities, a public gathering space and floating gardens. The prototype, now in the planning and fund-raising stage, could eventually expand into an entire community of floating research and meeting spaces for commercial and water-based industrial uses.
RETI CENTER’S PARTNER SPACE & MATTER’S INNOVATIVE FLOATING COMMUNITY WAS FEATURED IN CURBED
Amsterdam knows how to put its canals to architectural use, but this idea for a floating neighborhood of homes takes aquatic living to a whole new level. Architectural firm Space&Matter has been working with a handful of other organizations since 2010 to build Schoonschip, a floating community of houses that show what the future of coastal cities might look like.
GBX, THE HOST OF THE BLUE CITY LAB IS FEATURED IN CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS WITH THEIR FIGHT TO PRESERVE INDUSTRY IN RED HOOK
To win the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, Quadrozzi has crafted models and renderings of his waterfront vision in a mobile building just inside the GBX gates. He imagines a “grandiose” ship or historic boat floating beside the Columbia Street Esplanade, welcoming visitors with tours and classrooms devoted to maritime industry. The current vessel for Quadrozzi’s plans is a retired FDNY boat that recently was moved to the esplanade.