The Metals in Construction magazine 2019 Design Challenge: Create A New Urban Pathway

Entrants are asked to submit their vision for a bridge of structural steel construction that navigates efficiently between the two sites for those traveling by foot, spanning the activity below with a minimum of interruption and a maximum of transparency.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Bridge
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 1 February 2019 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 February 2019 (via Online)
Eligibility Both students and professionals in the architecture and engineering disciplines

Urban environments are becoming overly reliant on automobiles. But the use of landscaped, elevated thoroughfares that encourage foot travel instead can reduce congestion and improve the overall experience of urban life. Across the world, cities have transformed underused roadways and abandoned railroad spurs into lively pedestrian walkways, stimulating development in adjacent neighborhoods and ushering in a new era of linear-park design. Although usually created for public recreation, these elevated urban pathways increasingly show potential, when properly designed, to become a preferred mode of daily transit for commuters as well.
For this reason the publishers of Metals in Construction have selected a pedestrian bridge as the subject of the magazine’s 2019 Design Challenge. The competition asks architects, engineers, and students to design a span that connects the transportation hub of the newly adapted Moynihan Station with Hudson Yards, the city’s largest development since Rockefeller Center—and the destination for a projected 100,000 people walking to their offices there from the rail station each day.

Jack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP (Moderator), FXCollaborative
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director AIA New York Chapter
Claire Weisz, FAIA, WXY
Enrica Oliva, M.Sc. Struct. Eng., Werner Sobek New York
Paul Bauer AIA, LEED AP, Dattner Architects

One grand prize: $15,000
The winner and the top five finalists: publishement in Metals in Construction magazine

Entry Fee
$100 for students and $125 for professional (before November 1, 2018)
$125 for students and $150 for professionals (after November 1, 2018)

A half-day conference at the state-of-the art TimesCenter: February 22, 2019

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