Gallaudet University International Design Competition

This is an international two-stage design competition to create a new campus gateway and redefine its urban edge as a vibrant, mixed-use, creative and cultural district.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Urban
Country United States
Registration Deadline 1 October 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 October 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
In September 2015, Gallaudet University, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., is launching an international two-stage design competition to create a new campus gateway and redefine its urban edge as a vibrant, mixed-use, creative and cultural district.
The project will transform the campus and its surrounding community, positioning the area as a focal point for the U.S. capital’s newly emerging creative economy.
Gallaudet University is the only bilingual liberal arts university in the world where education and research programs for deaf and hard of hearing students are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The University benefits from an historic 99 acre campus, which is close to the Capitol, the U.S. National Arboretum, and the White House. The core of this was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (known for New York’s Central Park) in 1866.
The Gallaudet University International Design Competition encompasses: the design of a new Gateway Plaza, a revitalization of the campus’ historic Olmsted Green, and the creation of a new public realm that will integrate the campus with the vibrant urban fabric of a wider regeneration project within Washington, D.C., including the emerging Florida Avenue Market area. This is adjacent to some of the city’s fastest growing and most dynamic mixed-use neighborhoods in NoMa and the H Street corridor.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Exhibition

Entry Fee
None

Entries
PDF file (maximum 15 MB) and Press statement (150 words)

Timetable
Project discussion, Live critique of emerging design concepts: November 2015
Public Exhibition: January 2016
Teams present to Jury, Winner Selected: February 2016

Organizer
Shape Gallaudet

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