Cleveland Design Competition Project 2008: interPLAY


First Prize
Nini Spagl & Gerald Haselwanter
Vienna, Austria

Second Prize
Sylvain Delboy, Dimitri Boutleux, Sarah Kassler
San Francisco, California

Third Prize
Elise Shelley & James Roche
Toronto, Ontario

Noteworthy Projects:
Katherine Holmok , Leann Andrews, Matt Watson
Parma, Ohio

Jenn Tharp, Nancy Lonnett Roman, Sara Thompson
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jason Slatinsky & Gina Robinson
Charlotte, North Carolina

David Krebs, Lindsay Fallert, John Swidrak, Bryan Black, Ian Rosby
Cleveland, OH

Donguk Lee, Doosan Baek
Seoul, South Korea

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This competition challenges entrants to propose active and passive recreation along an existing multipurpose path that connects Cleveland's west side neighborhoods to Edgewater Park and Lake Erie.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Art, Landscape, Pavilion, Public
Country Cleveland, United States
Registration Deadline 14 November 2008 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 21 November 2008 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The Project 2008 : interPLAY competition site, located a few minutes west of downtown Cleveland in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, is situated at the northern terminus of West 65th Street at Father Caruso Drive. Owned by the City of Cleveland, the site at the West 65th street bike tunnel currently sees a great deal of use as a connection from the neighborhood to the lakefront.
Project 2008: interPLAY entrants must illustrate a vision for intergenerational recreation along the multipurpose pathway at West 65th Street. While the pathway at the competition site is already used by residents and visitors of all generations and backgrounds, its sole function as a passageway to the lakefront precludes interaction and sustained activity. Designs will create a destination for adults, teenagers and children with inventive play landscapes, pavilions, architecture, and/or artistic interventions for fun and leisure, activity and amusement. Questionable assumptions about how activities and users must be segregated leave many neighborhood parks and plazas underutilized - only occupied for limited times of day (or seasons of the year), used by a single age group, or serving singular skills and interests. Designers should go beyond existing convention to propose inclusive and creative solutions that elevate community play design.

Jurors will be announced on September 19th, 2008.

First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000
Third Prize: $500

Entry Fee
$35.00 : Registrations received by November 7th, 2008
$70.00 : Registrations received November 8th - November 14th, 2008

Studio Entries (Universities may enter up to 15 students per studio fee)
$250.00 : Studio registrations received by November 7th, 2008
$350.00 : Studio registrations received November 8th - November 14th, 2008

2 boards (24" x 36" ) and digital data (PDF)

Submission Address
ATTN: Cleveland Design Competition
C/o Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
820 Prospect Avenue, 2nd floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Juried Review: November, 2008
Reception & Exhibition: December, 2008

Architectural Professionals Bradley Fink and Michael Christoff

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