Owego Town Hall

Owego, New York

Spring 2012

Collaborators: Maria Tsvetkova, Thomas Tumelty

Contributors: Ryan White

Instructor: Dana Cupkova 

The topography of Owego makes it a town likely to flood in the event of a major rain downfall because of its river. To build a town hall on this site, it only makes sense to raise the structure and allow for the water to freely move underneath it. A single dwelling cannot stop a floor; and if anything a barrier would send the water to the adjacent properties. Instead, this project accepts the tragic nature of an inundation. The rest of the time, the ground level of the town hall serves as a public walkway connecting the townspeople with the river-walk.



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