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Post-disaster housing prototype project

Beginning Aug. 15, 2014, the prototype gallery will be open on Fridays from 11 AM to 1 PM. Group tours are available by appointment only.
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  • The post-disaster housing model will be part of the 12th Annual Open House New York Weekend on October 11 and October 12.
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  • Center for Architecture/ AIA New York Chapter announced that the post-disaster housing model will serve as the Archtober Building of the Day on October 16.
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As a follow-up to the What If New York City... Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing, the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are developing a way to supply post-disaster housing that meets the needs of urban areas through the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program. Because of the City's high population density, lack of open space, and a mission to resettle as many residents as possible in their former neighborhoods, the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program will outline 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. 

OEM and DDC, with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, has built and will test an interim housing prototype based on a shipping container-style modular system in Brooklyn, NY. 
Learn more about the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program
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