9. Bomb Squad Building

The New York Police Department Bomb Squad Building was commissioned by the Department of Design and Construction and the NYPD after the former training facilities were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Conceptualized by Rice + Lipka Architects along with Liz Farrell Landscape Architecture, this proposed, 10,700 square-foot project has been designed to elevate “critical program elements” above the floodplain.

The resilient building will also feature cast-in place concrete walls, vents that allow flood waters to flow through, a highly-insulated aluminum facade and a central skylight that gives way to an open floor plan on the second level.