Mediative Urbanisms


First Prize
Tetsuya Kawano, Julien Boulley
Paris France

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

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.

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)

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

Entry Fee

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

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

The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association

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