Marking the line of high tide.
Long Island, NY
This proposal traces the line of detritus which marks high tide. Small buildings resting on wooden piers make-up the existing harbor structure. Our idea changes the relationship between building and sea:
- Rotate the orientation of the piers 90 degrees to run parallel to the water’s edge.
- Set the building line and boardwalk back from the water’s edge.
These two operations form and protect a wetland threshold between land and sea.
The carousel enclosure becomes a lighthouse at the mole’s end.
- Design 1996 (competition)
- Size 4 acres