Press Releases — BBC.com

March 31, 2014

BBC.com and Terreform Present “Building Tomorrow” Exhibit

April 4th through 6th at 168 Bowery, New York City

New York – The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, six out of every 10 people will live in a city; rising to seven out of 10 by 2050.  With city populations swelling at an unprecedented rate BBC.com Future (BBC.com/Future) and Terreform – the nonprofit organization for philanthropic architecture, urban, ecological design -in association with BASF, invite New Yorkers to stretch their imaginations with an inspirational and limited-time engagement public exhibit of “Building Tomorrow.”  This interactive activation of the “Building Tomorrow” column on BBC Future will be open from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6, 2014.

”Building Tomorrow” presents radical visions of New York that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialize if we push the limits of what’s possible. What will cities look like as a result? What new technologies can we harness to sustain growing populations? How will we live, travel and operate in the urban environment? The exhibit – the latest creation from Terreform – attempts to answer some of these questions and imagines an urban industrial site in Brooklyn with a self-sustained working waterfront as the center for clean industries that are incubators for new technologies.  The designed landscape has adapted to local climate dynamics and is outfitted for a living infrastructure to seamlessly connect land and water.

“This exhibit embodies BBC Future’s mandate to challenge and inspire audiences with provocative  ideas in innovation and technology as they relate to our communities,” commented Nick Ascheim, SVP Consumer Digital, BBC Worldwide North America.

“Our design practice focuses on the act of invention today in order to have an impact in the future,” said Maria Aiolova, LEED AP, Co-founder and Director of Education, Terreform ONE.  “Using collaborative approach at the Brooklyn Navy Yard enables us to generate the unconventional inventions urgently needed in the age of climate crisis and natural resource scarcity.”

The re-imagined Brooklyn Navy Yard will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:

  • Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm
  • Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm
  • Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm

For more information, visit BBC.com/Future.