Reinventing Grand Army Plaza Ideas Competition


200 entries from 25 countries

First Prize
"Please Wake Me Up!"
Guillaume Derrien, Gauthier le Romancer
(Paris, France)

Anne Sophie Coué, Christian Matteau, Chrystelle Sanaa, Stephane Mauget from acc&s2
(Nantes, France)

Second Prize
"Urban Stripes"
Vincent Hertenberger, Andras Jambor
(Paris, France)

Third Prize
"A Center for Brooklyn"
James Garrison, Brandt Graves, Simon Kristak, Vanessa Moon,Tim Peterson, Sal Tranchina, Aaron Tweedi, Darshin Van Parijs, Elliott White from Garrison Architects; Michael King from Nelson/Nygaard
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)

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Grand Army Plaza is New York City’s greatest unrealized asset. To catalyze Grand Army Plaza’s rebirth, the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the Grand Army Plaza Coalition, has launched this international ideas competition, “Reinventing Grand Army Plaza,” to generate new visions for every aspect of the plaza’s design.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type Urban Design Idea Competition
Genre Urban
Country Brooklyn, NY
RegDeadline 25 April 2008 GoogleCal iCal
25 April 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Jonathan Butler, Founder and Editor,
Elizabeth Meyer, Professor, Univ. of Virginia, Dept. Landscape Arch.
Benjamin Perez, Senior Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Milton Puryear, Founder, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
Ellen Salpeter, Director, Heart of Brooklyn
Elizabeth Streb, Director, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics
Ken Smith, Ken Smith Landscape Architects
Alex Washburn, Chief of Design, NYC Dept. of City Planning
Rob Witherwax, Coordinator, Grand Army Plaza Coalition

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000
Winners and top entries will be exhibited in a fall 2008 outdoor exhibition at Grand Army Plaza.

Entry Fee

All submissions must be submitted digitally through the competition website.

Winner Announced: June
Public Exhibition: Fall

Design Trust for Public Space

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