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Superblock Retrofit

This is a Project. It was designed by Community Solutions and collaborator: Terrapin Bright Green, WE Design, Atelier 10 and CookFox Architects. It is dated 2014–present.

Preserving and improving existing low-income housing blocks without resident displacement as the cornerstone of a strong and healthy neighborhood is the aim of the Superblock Retrofit strategy. Guided by residents of Tilden Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn—the focus of the proposal—the cost-effective design integrates the superblock into the surrounding neighborhood with new laneways to increase circulation, security, and livability for residents, while a mix of green retrofits, new housing, retail, open space, and community facilities supports a more economically diverse community.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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