The Long Waters

Yale Architecture Core 2, 2021

By tracing the history of the New Haven harbor first as the North American saltwater marshes stewarded by the native Quinnipiac Tribe, known as “the Long Water People”, to its current day landfill to make ways for the highways in the 1950s, and by projecting the sea level rise in the future, the project envisions the current day Long Wharf of New Haven to return to water. I propose to remove the asphalt and concrete of the landfill to restore the land gradually to saltwater marshes, and to build “jettis” into the water for shoreline reinforcement and anchors for aquaculture communities. The new “Long Water People” would live in “floaties” that can regulate the environment.