Urban Post-Disaster Interim Housing
|What's going on here?|
|What's going on here?|
"Fantastic!" I thought. The genius being not only the project itself but the communications around it.
Through the Prototype Program, the City is creating a multi-story, multi-family interim housing solution that will work in urban areas all across the country. Interim housing is post-disaster housing. It's used after emergency sheltering, and before those affected by a disaster can move into housing they can sustain without post-disaster aid.
|What will it look like from the street?|
The information/communication had come out of the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM). I've since learned that this particular site in Brooklyn was chosen because it presents many of the challenges for post-disaster housing deployment in urban areas and because it has many of the assets those displaced by disaster would need to re-establish a sense of community.
|What will it look like?|
This prototype program grew from a design competition in NYC announced in September 2007.
Back then, Mayor Bloomberg and OEM Commissioner Bruno, in partnership with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), Rockefeller Foundation, and Architecture for Humanity announced a competition to design urban housing for use after a disaster.
The competition was called, "What if New York City...Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing". The competition challenged participants to propose innovative designs for temporary urban housing for use after a disaster, asking competitors to temporarily house a displaced population in a hypothetical disaster scenario in a realistic but fictitious neighborhood.
How long can people live here?Can it fit different family sizes?
|What type of temporary housing|
will work in the city?
Busy passers-by could get a quick take of the project or take in key questions and essential principles driving the project's process, if they chose to linger.
|Why can't we use trailers in cities?|
a good location?
Questions posed on fence wrap:What's going on here?
What will it look like?
What type of temporary housing will work in the city?
How long does it take?
What makes a good location?
How many people can it house?
How does it make a neighborhood?
Is it comfortable?
Can it fit different family sizes?
How long can people live here?
Will it help foster a community?
What will it look like from the street?
Why can't we use trailers in cities?
In 2012, the NYC OEM and the NYC Department of City Planning developed a case study guide, or “playbook,” for post-disaster site selection with design principles for keeping residents in the community and allowing them to live and work in their neighborhood (it's a PDF and downloadable).