As a follow-up to the What If New York City... Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing, the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program outlines a new plan for interim housing that will provide more suitable living spaces for New Yorkers displaced by disaster than conventional interim housing solutions used in other parts of the country.
NYC Emergency Management and the NYC Department of Design and Construction, with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, has built and is testing a prototype based on a shipping container-style modular system in Brooklyn, NY.
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The project also has received Professional Notable honor in the 2015 Core77 Design Awards program's Built Environment design category. The Core77 Design Awards are for "recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise."
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The prototype gallery is open the first Friday of every month from 11 AM to 1 PM. Group tours are available on weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM by appointment only. Please note tours are subject to rescheduling on short notice.
The prototype will be closed Friday, December 25, 2015, and Friday, January 1, 2016.