The proposed system takes full responsibility for the treatment of dredged material and takes advantage of the process of remediation to forefront water treatment and topography in Houston.
Dredge Locked is a productive solution for the disposal and treatment of contaminated materials that are dredged from the Houston shipping channel. The proposal aims to hijack the existing and continual process of dredging to establish a zone based on an equally continuous process of containment, cleansing, and eventual human occupation. At the core of the proposal is a hybrid infrastructure dubbed a “Lock” which is used to treat dredged materials while providing a structure for human habitation. The subsequent agglomeration of these locks over time results in a landscape and zone of inhabitation that Houston has never seen before.