X University Graduate Students Win New York Wildscaping Competition
Ryerson University (renaming in progress) graduate students Nicola Caccavella, Kavita Garg, and Julianne Guevara have won the top prize in the Manhattan Wildscaper drawing competition.
The three students worked together to develop three drawings for the “Living Water Tower”, a mixed-use, green skyscraper which places emphasis on the filtration and purification processes of air and water located in Hudson Yards. The building is situated at the original terminus of the High Line, which would extend through the interior of the tower, spiraling upwards. While it incorporates a traditional program (retail, residential, and commercial), it does so unconventionally. The building separates into two parts: one tower which houses on-site research laboratories and farming, and another containing residential units embedded within greenery. The farm sustainably grows crops that are easily transported and utilized in the farm-to-table dining and retail market on lower floors.
More information about the winning project can be found here. The trio will discuss the intentions behind their project, as well as collaborating remotely during COVID, in an interview coming out next week.