MARC 520. Connor Stokes. “Boston Future Farming.” Boston, Massachussetts. Fall 2019.
In the context of rising sea levels, this project admits the eventual return of land to the sea by creating a system of underwater farms. The three-phase design commences with the development of a parkscape with bridges spanning the chasm of the dry dock interior, giving access to the waterfront and off-the-boat sales. The second phase comes with occasional flooding, when farming begins to overtake the site, and the upper park is prepped for sugar kelp growth. The final phase is reached when water has engulfed the site, and an underwater farming system becomes a source of commerce and offers export opportunities.