Close The Gap: New York East River Greenway Competition

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Overview

The competition focuses on the Midtown sector of New York City’s East River Greenway--a critical missing link in Manhattan’s alternative transportation infrastructure.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 1 September 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 September 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The competition focuses on the Midtown sector of New York City’s East River Greenway--a critical missing link in Manhattan’s alternative transportation infrastructure.
How can the East Side Greenway’s missing link be creatively retrofitted, reoccupied, and re-greened?
How would a fully-integrated continuous greenway system make New York City more environmentally sensitive, economically productive, and socially engaged?
Can the innovative use of materials, technologies, and spatial organizations enhance our quality of urban life?
Close the Gap offers a forum for the discussion, development, and promotion of innovative urban concepts. Entrants are asked to critically examine the relationship of pedestrians and cyclists to public space, opportunities for merging the city with nature, as well as re-engagement of the individual with social environments in a Midtown Manhattan context. The competition invites a full spectrum of proposals that creatively intermingle current and emerging forms of transport.
Close the Gap calls for proposals that fundamentally transform how people move through Manhattan. The competition offers a platform for exploring emerging ethics and aesthetics in urban design, as well trans-disciplinary underpinnings that link ecology with architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and urbanism. Close the Gap welcomes submissions that propose diverse, multi-layered, and nuanced understandings reconnecting people with cities, waterfronts, and alternative transportation systems. Entrants are encouraged to craft the fullest possible definition of alternative transportation that offers the potential to flexibly adapt and grow over time.

Jury
To be announced

Prize
First Prize: $3000 cash prize
Second Prize: $2000 cash prize
Third Prize: $1000 cash prize
Special Mention Categories

Entry Fee
$50

Entries
two (2) PDF presentation board(60cm x 120cm)

Timetable
Jury convenes: Late September 2011
Results announced: Mid October 2011
Summary publication: TBD

Organizer
Transportation Alternatives and d3

Official Website
http://www.d3space.org/closethegap/