Registration Deadline: 06/30/2013 – Submission Deadline: 07/25/2013 – Category: International – Open To: All – Entry Fee: None – Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners from a group of 16 finalists
The Challenge After Super-storm Sandy, thousands of homeowners in Long Island and the Tri-State area face a critical point in determining their future. The competition seeks creative and innovative designs for comprehensive coastal communities along Long Island, New Jersey, NYC and Southern New England. Existing homes must now comply with new FEMA regulations. Homes that are deemed 50% or more damaged must be either demolished and reconstructed, or raised above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). These codes ensure life safety to citizens living in flood plains, however nobody has considered the implications that these new codes present to the overall aesthetics of the community.