The Dryline is a film about the award-winning architect BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s and their team’s vision for protecting Manhattan against future superstorms, developed with and for the people of New York City. The film documents the results of the studio’s year-long design process generated during the Rebuild by Design competition, an initiative of the President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
Rebuild by Design (rebuildbydesign.org) launched a book on September 25, 2014. See remarks from special guests:
Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design
Eric Klinenberg, Director, Institute for Public Knowledge,
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands
Sean Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget
This is a short documentary about Rebuild By Design, an architecture competition created in response to Hurricane Sandy. Ten architectural teams were chosen to create proposals that respond to rising sea levels in vulnerable areas in the Sandy region. RBD was spurred by the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and developed in concert with private philanthropic organizations such as The Rockefeller Foundation. This short piece tells the story of why this work is necessary and a bit about the people who do it.