ONE PRIZE 2012: BLIGHT TO MIGHT

This competition is a call to put design in the service of the community, to reinvigorate deindustrialized and depressed urban areas, and to repurpose spaces for economic growth and job creation.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country United States
Registration Deadline 30 June 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 June 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The ONE Prize 2012 competition is powered by the idea that social, ecological, and economic struggles can simultaneously be addressed through collaborative action and innovative design. Situated in the context of a struggling U.S. economy and the tension of stagnant unemployment, ONE Prize 2012 is a call to put design in the service of the community, to reinvigorate deindustrialized and depressed urban areas, and to repurpose spaces for economic growth and job creation. It aims to explore the socially, economically, and ecologically regenerative possibilities of urban transformation and design.
Seeking architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds:
Can we rework the skeletons of 20th century manufacturing for 21st century innovation?
Can former plants in Detroit become greenhouses, schools, theaters?
Can mill towns be revamped as digital fabrication hubs?
Can vacant parking lots become farms or parks?
Can abandoned strip malls be reinvented?
Can we reboot the American economy?

Jury
Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief, eVolo Magazine
Julie Bargmann, Founding Principal, D.I.R.T. Studio
David Belt, Founder and Executive Director, Macro Sea
Dan D'Oca, Partner, Interboro Partners
Evan Douglis, Dean, RPI School of Architecture
Jason Goodman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, 3rd Ward
Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line
Andrew Kimball, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Developing Corporation
Leslie Koch, President, The Trust for Governors Island
Jonathan Marvel, Partner, Rogers Marvel Architects
William Moggridge, Director, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Mahadev Raman, Chairman, Americas ARUP

Prize
ONE PRIZE : $5,000
THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS: $500

Entry Fee
Early Registration: US $100 until May 31, 2012.
Registration: US $150 from June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.

Entries
Two 24” by 36” color boards

Timetable
Finalists announced: August 1, 2012
Award Ceremony; Awards Presentation (Date TBD) September 2012

Organizer
Terreform ONE

Official Website
http://www.oneprize.org