Barr’s scheme, which would be named New Mannahatta in reference to the indigenous name for the island, would see 1,760 acres of reclaimed land added to the tip of Manhattan.
The land would be covered with 180,000 new homes and surrounded with wetlands and marshlands to absorb storm surges.
In architecture news, the 40-strong shortlist for the biannual European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award was revealed.
Among the shortlisted schemes was a visitor centre by Dorte Mandrup (pictured), David Chipperfield’s restoration of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie and a memorial park on the site of a former synagogue.
Following the news of Ricardo Bofill’s death last week, we looked at 10 standout projects from his six-decade-long career.
Spanish architect Bofill, who passed away on 14 January at the age of 82, was the founder of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.
In design news, Milan’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair announced that this year’s edition will be postponed until June “to ensure a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and professionals”.
We also interviewed British architect Peter Barber this week. The housing specialist told Dezeen that architects should be using their influence to help bring an end to London’s homelessness crisis.
However, he admitted that his homeless housing projects projects are “just scratching the surface” of the problem.