resilience center, engage, community, east boston, ferry terminal, harbor, boston's harbor walk, soft infrastructure
The program of a resilience center on the site serves as a way to engage the community with the threat of rising sea levels through education and office facilities, as well as providing a location to double as an emergency evacuation center. The community of East Boston is particularly vulnerable due to its identity as a low income neighborhood. An MBTA ferry terminal supplements the emergency evacuation center, providing an added source of public transit. A square, and a recreation building along the city of Boston's Harborwalk creates an opportunity for the public to engage with the waterfront park.
Festa, Lauren, "Living on the Edge: Landform Resilience" (2015). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 290.
Syracuse School of Architecture 2015
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