THE AFTERLIVES OF NORTH BROTHER ISLAND
In an era defined by the environmental and climatic crises, architecture’s long-standing obsession with monumental/immortal buildings must leave a way for a humbler approach intending to provide habitats for more than one entity in the cycle of life. This project acknowledges the traumatic history of the island with a memorial landscape that extends the recreation areas available to residents of NYC. It embraces the mortality of human life and proposes a rehabilitation center and end-of-life care institute that envisions a safe environment for nature and humans until the inevitable yet not to be feared sinking of the island, which will further become the starting point of the new urban infrastructure of underwater life.
Arch 402 Spring 2022, Meriç Erdoğan
Studio instructors: Ezgi Isbilen, Yigit Acar