Project

New Meadowlands – Pilot project #1

The New Meadowlands project is an implementation pilot project awarded to the State of New Jersey as a result of CAU MIT, ZUS and Urbanisten winning Rebuild By Design competition proposal. The pilot area includes South Hackensack, Little Ferry, Teterboro, Moonachie, Carlstadt. All municipalities are threatened by storm and flood events as well as a range of other social, economic and/ or environmental challenges. The project is currently prioritizing flood prevention from more typical inland or rainwater events. A multi-functional berm is proposed to create a “wall” to protect against sea level rise and storm surges. Green infrastructure strategies, such as bioswales, rain gardens, retention ponds on athletic fields, etc., are incorporated into a network of public space improvements which help to slow the run-off of rainwater into the storm-sewer system and river systems.

Location
South Hackensack, Little Ferry, Teterboro, Moonachie, Carlstadt, U.S.A

Client
State of New Jersey

Year
2015

Type
Concept

Area
17km2

Program
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure

Team
Alexander D’Hooghe, Kobi Ruthenberg, Aaron Weller, Daphne Binder, Daniel Haidermota

Collaborators
AECOM (USA), ZUS Landscape Office, R’dam (NL), De Urbanisten (R’dam)

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