COURAGEOUS SAILING 14,000 sq.ft Unbuilt Charlestown, MA Working with the nonprofit community sailing organization, Courageous Sailing, Studio TROIKA embarked on a large scale architectural and planning effort to revitalize Charlestown’s Pier 4. The project will create a new flagship building for Courageous Sailing that includes boat building and maintenance, boat rental facilities (reception, training, changing, and meeting areas), offices, conference rooms, and a lecture and reception hall available to the general public. Located on a pier, the building serves as a beacon to the city for Courageous and the Charlestown Navy Yard. The project includes redesigning Pier 4 to increase public participation, allow for access to the water, and enhance Courageous Sailing’s year round program activities. Elements include seating and viewing, play areas for children and adults, protected swimming areas, elevated pier infrastructure for rising sea level, accessible roof deck, and sustainable energy initiatives.