HB:BX Building Cultural Infrastructure


Three hundred eight six (386) teams and individuals registered for the competition and over one hundred seventy boards were received at the Center for Architecture for judging. Registered entries came from forty- three (43) countries.

Keith VanDerSys, Marguerite Graham, Marisa Bernstein & Young-Joon Choi of Philadelphia, PA, USA
Principal, PEG office of landscape + architecture

Tetsuya Kawano, Julien Boulley & Chol Pak of Paris, France

Yekaterina Yushmanova of Albuquerque, NM, USA
Student of Landscape Architecture, University of New Mexico

Kristina Guist of Albuquerque, NM, USA
Student of Landscape Architecture, University of New Mexico

- Joshua Beck of Los Angeles, CA, USA
Co-Lab Design Office

- David Garcia, David Hislop, Lawrence Ebelle & Giona Bierens de Haan of Copenhagen, Denmark
David Garcia Studio Team

- Gary He of Sunnyside, Queens, USA

- Maggie Ryan of Santa Fe, NM, USA
Student of Landscape Architecture, University of New Mexico

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HB:BX is an open international ideas competition to design an arts center that culturally reinforces the physical connection between the Manhattan and Bronx Highbridge communities of New York City. This competition is hosted by the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA New York Chapter, in cooperation with Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and it is meant to draw awareness to the current efforts to restore and reopen the bridge.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Art, Museum
Country New York
RegDeadline 15 Nov. 2009 (Early) / 15 Des. 2009 (Late) GoogleCal iCal
15 Jan. 2010 (Must be Postmarked) / 25 Jan. 2010 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All design students and emerging professionals

This competition is a forum to explore the urban and community improvement that may come with the achievement of such a momentous milestone. Thus, ENYA challenges emerging architects and designers to explore how disused historic structures can be reprogrammed into vibrant urban centers. Competition entrants are also challenged to rethink the relationship between infrastructure (aqueduct, railway, highway) and it's urban context. These architectural issues, universally relevant to any growing city, take on a more site-specific nature when considering the historic importance of the High Bridge and the topographic challenge posed by the steep riverbanks of the Harlem River. Also grounding this competition to its local context are the unique clients who ask the entrants to reconsider architecture's role in the creation, displaying of and experience of art. The competition expects entrants to use the program as a connector to bridge the ideological gap between such two different arts organizations as Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts with the local residents.


The seven-person jury will represent a cross-section of perspectives on design, architecture, preservation, planning, and landscape design. Actual jurors will be announced at a later date.

ENYA Prize: $5,000
Second place: $2,000
Third place: $1,000
Student: $1,000

The ENYA prize winner will also receive a piece of artwork created by an emerging New York City artist. In addition, the ENYA Prize winners will be invited to return as a juror for the 2012 ideas competition.

Entry Fee
Student Entry: $35.00
Single Entry: $65.00

Single 30"x40" (76.2cm x 101.6cm) presentation board

Submission Address
High Bridge Bronx Competition
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY, 10012

Early Registration Deadline: 11-15-09
Late Registration Deadline:12-15-09
Submission Deadline: 01-15-10
Winners Announced: March 2010
Exhibition Opening at the Center for Architecture: Fall 20

Past winners

Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA New York Chapter

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