Good(s) Shift is a proposal for an industrial working waterfront in the city of Newburgh that will agglomerate two vital segments of the Hudson Valley’s agricultural operations: processing and distribution. This will become one of a series of hubs that integrates diverse and intermodal operations, modeling the transition towards a less carbonintensive transportation infrastructure for the Hudson Valley. This twenty first century port is a hybrid typology designed to have operational programming at the ground level, and recreational circulation at a higher level. The structure for both the docks and the buildings is conceived to respond to rising sea levels by creating a structural grid that supports the lifting of the ground plane. The Port of Newburgh will be equipped to ship over 8 small barges full of produce per week, processing 36% of the overall county production, allowing farmers to increase their capacity and creating over a thousand new jobs. It will also include municipal processing facilities, a public kitchen, a waterfront produce market and a park. The goal is for this project to be the seed for systematic growth in the region, operating in a fast-moving and efficient way, money and carbon wise, providing processing infrastructure for the local farmers and a publicly accessible waterfront for the people of Newburgh.
Location Newburgh, NY
Student Team Antonia Medina Abell, Hugo Bovea, Sharvari Raje, Tal Fuerst (MSAUD class of 2020, Columbia GSAPP)
Category Transportation & Infrastructure