location: New York City
status: 2012 Competition entry
designer: Stéfan Levasseur w/ Jason Pfeifer, Erik Bean, Cameron Hardinge-Rooney
In early 2012, our design team was shortlisted for Anonymous.d, an international design competition featuring a derelict site underneath New York's famous Highline in Chelsea.
Shoreling to Highline was formed as a result of research into the social and environmental history of the area. Over the last 400 years, the Island of Manhattan has not only expanded upwards with its ubiquitous skyscrapers, but also outwards to accommodate its bustling ports. In 1609 the shoreline was unaltered, tracing a line through the precise location of our site. Shoreline to Highline accentuates this original morphology while exploring the experiential and formal properties of water.