Mediative Urbanisms

Result

First Prize
Tetsuya Kawano, Julien Boulley
Paris France

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Overview

It is an international open ideas competition created to encourage critical design approaches and public debate around a potentially vital zone in the landscape of a 30-acre post-industrial site in Louisville, Kentucky.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Urban
Country Louisville, United States
Registration Deadline 15 September 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 5 October 2009 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Development processes often evolve and proceed with little direct feedback or interest within the public realm, immediate or otherwise. The IHNA seeks to foster a continued discussion of this site’s potential by inviting the input of designers world wide to help drive the process through a public display and evaluation of concepts.
The project site, located just east of the city center, is bisected by the lower middle fork of Beargrass Creek near its convergence with the South Fork. Historically inhabited by distilleries and most recently by River Metals (a scrap metal and recycling yard), the site is currently both a brownfield in need of rehab as well as a potential ecological jewel in the urban landscape of the city. The site poses further challenges as an urban design problem due to its unique configuration, adjacencies to various neighborhoods and present boundary conditions.

Jury
Chris Bowling (Architect)
Jason Scroggin (Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Kentucky)
J. Michael McCoy (RLA, Center for Neighborhoods Director of Planning)
Bruce Scott (Kentucky Waterways Alliance)
Barbara Sinai (Architect)

Prize
First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,000
(honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the jury)

Entry Fee
$70

Entries
Two 24”x36” boards in landscape orientation and a supporting text of 300 words or less

Timetable
Exhibition/Jury: October 15, 2009 in The Green Building

Organizer
The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association

Official Website
http://irishhillneighbors.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/mediative....

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