Competition entry by Merten Nefs for Southpoint, from Ruin to Rejuvenation (January 2006, project Jury selected for exhibition at AIA New York). The project foresaw re-use of the abandoned hospital and urban wasteland of Roosevelt Island, located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Two wings of the ruin – currently without floors and occupied by trees and other wild vegetation – are maintained as patios of the new Arts Center. A public square is proposed to connect the Arts Center with a future theatre and ferry port. The existing inclined waste deposit is upgraded to amfitheatre for outside events.