OLIN is a core design and planning member of the Red Hook Housing restoration plan led by Kohn Pedersen Fox. During Hurricane Sandy Residents lost heat, power, in some cases water for weeks, with many stranded in their apartments or left unable to return for weeks. The storm permanently damaged the majority of the electrical and heating systems and most of the buildings are still using temporary boilers. NYCHA has commissioned a design and engineering team to make the houses more resilient and reimagine the campus to be more livable and efficient as part of approximately of a comprehensive Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Resilience (CBDG-DR). The team developed strategies that address the challenges inherent in adapting aging buildings to be sustainable, support a social environment that supports health and wellness, and incorporate resilient strategies to withstand the next superstorm.
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
New York City Housing Authority
Design in progress
2017, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Merit Award for Urban Design