Queens, New York
Dune Line is informed by Far Rockaway’s coastal dunes, which in their natural state, act as a resilient barrier against coastal flooding and erosion. Behind this protective edge a diverse community of sustainable, mixed-use and mixed-income housing types soak up coastal views and ocean breezes.
A variety of open green spaces for recreation, education, and local gardens, stitch the community together and further mitigate the impact of storm flooding. Weaving through the dunes, the boardwalk promenade physically links beach and community together, and inspires a more intimate connection to the ecology of the coast.
Program: Coastal Resiliency Masterplan
Client: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Team: Andre Guimond, Evan Erlebacher