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Image from winning Rotch 2013 project

Image by Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander, 2013 Rotch Scholar

Problem

Create a new water transit station on a site in Fort Point Channel adjacent to the Northern Avenue Bridge.

Solution

Alexander's winning scheme proposed a folded volume fixed above the water that would contain public facilities including an indoor pool and an observation deck. Below this, a floating platform would house transit facilities, a public plaza and a retail space that would rise and fall with the tides. The jury was taken with the way the building promoted both a large-scale enclosing gesture to the water as well as invigorating spaces for the various functions of the facility.

Preliminary program

Final program

Past winners