The idea starts from a strong gesture as a protection and defense from the sea level rise. With its tilted roof to collect rain water, and cistern underground it can recycle water for daily use and accommodate temporary flood storage for the surrounding areas in major storm events such as Hurricane Sandy.
The building also blends itself to surrounding landscape. Its landscape connects the other parts of city's green spaces and is hoping to be the start point of a Green Corridor.
By sewing together a high school program with the museum program, the project is not only an exhibition or educational project, but also is designated to be a gesture of how we can address sea level rise and climate change.