Columbus Re-Wired

Result

1st Place – Interboro – Brooklyn, NY – Professional
2nd Place – Yufan Cheung – University of Kentucky, College of Design
3rd Place – Acock Associates Architects – Columbus, OH – Professional
Honorable Mention – Pierre Bélanger, Ed Zec, Behnaz Assadi – Toronto, ON

Overview

This competition seeks creative design proposals of Columbus’ public transportation network in the context of its overall infrastructure.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Urban Design Ideas Competition
Genre Transportation
Country United States
Registration Deadline 17 Aug 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 Aug 2007
Eligibility Architects, Intern Architects, Students, and Allied Design Professionals

Description
“Columbus Re-Wired” is an ideas competition seeking a wide array of creative design proposals in the realm of urban design and architecture in order to initiate a dialogue about the current and future state of Columbus’ public transportation network in the context of its overall infrastructure.
The competitors are being asked to think critically and respond to general conditions and potentials vis-à-vis a speculative reading of
1) Columbus’ transportation and infrastructural “networks”
2) act on that speculation using one of three sites.

Jury
Marilee Utter (President, Citiventure Associates Denver CO)
Borja Ferrater (Partner, Carlos Ferrater Architect Barcelona, ES)
Mark Robbins (Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture Syracuse NY)
Robert Livesey, FAIA (Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University Columbus OH)
Jerome Unterreiner (Associate Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects Portland OR)
Bart Overly (Jury Advisor Blostein/Overly Architects Columbus OH)
Ashley Schafer (Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University Columbus OH)

Competition Type
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Prize
First Prize $8,000 US Dollars
Second Prize $4,000 US Dollars
Third Prize $2,000 US Dollars
Honorable Mention (3)
In addition, the neighborhood residents, property owners and stakeholders taking part in the community design charrette will separately award a “Community Choice” Merit Award for each of the sites. Like the honorable mentions awarded by the Competition Jury, these merit awards will not be monetary.

Entry Fee
US $100 for professionals (i.e. architects, landscape architects, urban planners, urban designers, artists)
US $50 for interns (enrolled in Intern Development Program)
US $35 for students (enrolled in accredited academic program)

Entries
Two 30”w x 40”h boards and a Compact Disk with 72dpi jpeg reductions and PDF files of each board

Timetable
Jury Deliberations: 06 Sep 2007
Public Announcement of Awards and Public Reception: 07 Sep 2007

Promoter
AIA Columbus

Official Website
http://columbusrewired.org/competition/