Cleveland Design Competition Project 2009: Lakefront Station


First Place
Mario Caceres, Christian Canonico; Paris, France

Second Place
Pepijn Van Voorst; The Hague, Netherlands

Third Place
Russell Collin; London, UK

Honorable Mentions
Visvaldis Sarma; Latvia
Javier Guijarro Fayard, Annie Martinez-Pita; Madrid, Spain
Elina Kritikou, Kenzo Yamashita; Cyprus Greece
Ashley Dennis, Esan Rahmani; Sydney, Australia
Martina Decker, Kaja Kuehl; New York, New York

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The competition challenges entrants to propose designs for a Multi-Modal Transportation Center in Downtown Cleveland at the north end of the historic Mall.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Public, Station, Transportation
Country Cleveland, United States
RegDeadline 11 December 2009 GoogleCal iCal
18 December 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Project 2009: Lakefront Station challenges entrants to propose designs for a Multi-Modal Transportation Center in Downtown Cleveland at the north end of the historic Mall. This new transportation center will provide the city with a state-of-the-art rail station ready to support high speed passenger rail service, a facility capable of integrating and balancing the needs of various transportation modes, and a pedestrian connector from the Mall to Cleveland's lakefront. The current site configuration creates a confusing juxtaposition of infrastructure, smaller transit facilities, rail lines, and largely un-useable residual land. Solutions for a new multi-modal transit facility must evaluate the relationships between infrastructure, facility, adjacent development opportunity, and pedestrian wayfinding to develop uniquely integrated design and planning strategies. The site provides a number of sectional issues and opportunities in exploring how this new Multi-Modal Transportation Center will redefine and enhance the connection from Downtown to North Coast Harbor and Lake Erie. Successful solutions must provide the city with a connection to Cleveland’s history as an important rail hub and prepare the city for the next evolution of transportation. Linked into a High Speed Passenger Rail network, Downtown Cleveland would be an important national rail center among a network of connected American cities, a fitting gateway to the City of Cleveland.

The list of jurors will be posted here by October 23rd, 5:00pm.

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000

Entry Fee
Individual / Team Entry: $50 (between December 2 and December 11, 2009: $75)
Studio (Universities may enter up to 15 students per studio): $300 (between December 2 and December 11, 2009: $400)

2 boards (24” x 36”) and PDF files of boards

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

Reception & Exhibition: January 2010

Past winners

The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

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