ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.
Organized by:
MADE IN LOWER EAST SIDE (MiLES) – Co-Founders: Sarah Fathallah, Matthew Goble, Eric Ho, Rick Lam,
Matthew Rouser, Chloe Tseung; Founding Partners:
Architecture Commons, CityAPI, Fourth Arts Block, OpenIDEO;
Advisors: Tamara Greenfield, Ashley Jablow; Special Thanks to: Kristina Drury of
URBAN FOOD SOURCE Christine Nasir, Dolores Oâ
€™Connor, Courtney Hunt and Amy Maresko. This competition
entry was produced as a part of the C-BIP Studio at Columbia
University GSAPP, Spring 2012. Special thanks to our
classmates for collaboration in sustainable building element
design: Collin Anderson, Justin Fabrikant, Christopher Geist,
Ayesha Husain, Michael Marsh, Mary McConnell, BumHee
Lee, Anh Minh Ngo, Mia Zinni.
RE-PLACE design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech School of
Architecture and Design, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski
and their students Anne Agan, Chris Drudick, Jacob Geffert,
Rachel Gresham, Shannon Hughes, Elizabeth Madden, Ryan
McCloskey, Brett Miller, Elizabeth Roop, Erin Sanchez, Sara
Woolf, Emily Angell, Zachary Britton, Chris Cromer, German
Delgadillo, Cody Ellis, Andrew McLaughlin, Megumi Ezure,
Kyle Lee, Leo Naegele, Ian Shelton, Brent Sikora, Samantha
Stephenson, Taylor Terrill, Tyler Atkins, Lauren Duda, Huy
Duong, Derek Ellison, Katherine Harpst, Margaret Nelson,
Leah Schaffer, Emarie Skelton, and Samantha Yeh.
URBAN TRANSFER Justin Hui, a B.Arch graduate
from Cornell University's Department of Architecture, is
currently working at Kennedy and Violich Architecture in
Parallel Networks
Ali Fard amd Ghazal Jafari, Canada
Walk On Water (W.O.W.) NYC
Russell Greenberg, Christopher Beardsley, and Joseph Corsi
Enhancement of Estuary and Ecological
Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, USA
Arnold Wu, Kevin Bone, Paul Deppe, Joe Levine, Sunnie
Joh, Raye Levine, Al Appleton, and Zulaikha Ayub
Network Urbanism
Jeffrey Troutman, Dustin Buck, Kendall Goodman, and Paul
Team 1019
Nilsson Thuring Architects (NTA), Sweden
Magnus Nilsson, Henrik Thuring
Team 1047
Handel Architects with Rachel Kangas and Abbe Futterman,
Michael Arad, Rachel Kangas, Abbe Futterman, Cristobal
Canas, Amanda Sachs
Team 1048
Thread Collective and TheGreenest.Net, USA
Gita Nandan, Elliott Maltby, Mark Mancuso and Derek Denckla
Team 1052
University of Toronto, Canada
Drew Adams, Fadi Masoud, Karen May, Denise C. Pinto,
Jameson Skaife
Team 1103
AGENCY architecture LLC, USA
Ersela Kripa, Stephen Mueller
Team 1029
Reclaiming, USA
Erik Hancock
The competition drew 115 teams and 655 team members from more that 20 countries and five continents.This year's
jury was chaired by the Speaker of New York City Council, Christine Quinn.
2011 was intended to help define the E3NYC and the Blue Network venues. The Clean Tech World Expo E3NYC is
expecting to host 10 million visitors from 5/1/2014 to 10/31/2014. Planning Commission Chair Amanda Burden
said: Water is so important that we need to think of it as the sixth borough.
2010 called upon architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists,
students and insividuals of all backgrounds. The jury chair was Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, NYC
Department of Parks and Recreation
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Tokyo, Japan.
Harvesting sediments to create a protective wetland around the coast of the Tone River in Tokyo. The project
establishes a variety of interventions according to flooding levels. Apply 'intercept' to areas that could harvest sediments,
'purify' to areas that need cleaner water and 'store', where water can become a part of the urban fabric.
The competition drew 168 teams and 310 team members from more than 15 countries and five continents.

Here are the winners!
$5000 Prize
$1000 Prize
United States.
Creating  coastal protection that strengthens the identity of Gateway National Park System, using forts along the
coastline, creating a rich shoreline that protects inland developments. With many types of edges, going from the urban
front to the water, the coastline is reshaped to withstand storms.
United States.
Create a 7.5 mile artificial island to avoid surge from coming into Staten Island. The new island will have protective
wetlands, salt marshes and facilities for water related activities. A coastal defense made of various trails that end up in
knuckle programs resilient to coastal storms.
$1000 Prize
$1000 Prize
KOGAMI – Ben Devereau
Padang, Sumatra.
Construct a wamr water coral reef using old shipping containers, to reduce the wave power and redirect the storm
surge. Using a layered strategy, going from water development to artificial mangrove woods, and then to an emergency
relief center, the project tackles the before, during and after emergency stages for tsunamis.
THE LUCENT CUBE Yun Wan, Silvia Lopez, Balazs Fekete
London, United Kingdom.
The competition drew 92 teams and 236 team members from more than 22 countries and five continents.

The winners, and
letter from Christian Hubert, Jury Chair:
$3500 Prize
$3500 Prize
SELF GROWING LABVictor Diaz, Ariel Santiago, Carlos Garcia, Danniely Staback, Nestor Lebron
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
$1000 Prize
COL-LABJaehun Woo, Youra Cho, Sang Hoon Park, Hwang Dong Eun
Seoul, South Korea.
SKOOL HAUS Nikole Bouchard, Vanessa Moon
Milwaukee, USA.
The winning entries to this year’s ONE Prize competition addressed our call for a new teaching facility
through a broad spectrum of functional, spatial, and symbolic strategies. We are pleased to announce the
winners, each of which took a distinct and consistent approach to the project.

The two first prize projects represent two poles of conceiving ONE Lab that complement each other. One of
them, THE LUCENT CUBE, is elegant, straightforward, and functional. It occupies the open space of Building
128, along with the “eave” space assigned to ONE Lab. Like the functional spaces proposed by the
developer, it is a simple box. The multi-story structure distributes the program areas in a clear and intelligent
manner, with more public functions at the lower floors, new vertical circulation, more private uses above, and
a roof garden at the top (interior) level. Although some jurors found the project somewhat unadventurous, its
simple luminescence and polycarbonate materials provided a clear identity and believable material

The other winning project, SELF GROWING LAB was unabashedly assertive in its formal language and
technological optimism. The project seemed poised to take over the whole building, and even to burst out of
it. The self-growing lab evokes many of the technologies and growth forms associated with Terreform ONE’s
body of work. The project’s strength is primarily metaphorical, and its bio-technologies are unproven but
innovative. Some jurors found it too resolutely formal and its functional spaces insufficiently defined.

The third place project, COL-LAB, mediates between the ONE Lab facility and a new public space for the
Navy Yard. The designers suggested using the roof on the courtyard side as a public area for seating and
display -- an idea that transforms the scope of the project from a purely interior space into a public
outdoor roofscape. The functional spaces for ONE Lab are at the upper levels, with a new raised roof
structure. While such construction might well desirable, it is not feasible in reality because of regulatory
constraints. This, however, did not affect the judging, but the project would suffer if the roof could not be
raised, since the programmatic spaces for ONE Lab would be reduced.

Honorable mention went to SKOOL HAUS, a project that starts from a metaphorical evocation of hand-made
wooden boat construction, which may seem strangely at odds with a building whose function was to
assemble giant engines for modern warships. The project presentation was highly evocative, and
its finesse appealed to many jury members, even if at times it strained their credulity. Nonetheless, it
underscored the relation of ONE Lab to the water, even suggesting that large parts of the program could be
launched onto the water, and that overturned boat-like forms could provide unexpected opportunities for
functional use.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the jury for their efforts and insights into these exciting projects. Of
course, there would be nothing to judge without the imaginative projects of the contestants. Congratulations
to the winners!