SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition

This competition invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Salt Lake City, United States
Registration Deadline 20 April 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 April 2013 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

Description
Sixty-Nine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the area’s cultural amenities.
Salt Lake City boasts a stunning natural setting, numerous cultural amenities, a unique history, a vibrant retail core, and a thriving and diverse business community. Currently, it lacks connection between many of these elements. The design competition seeks to harness ideas from around the world that will activate the spaces between with creativity deeply rooted in the city’s rich context. We hope new ideas will act as a catalyst for design-led growth downtown, helping redefine blocks sixty-nine and seventy, and the evolution of Salt Lake City as a whole. We want the fabric, textures, and essence of this city to create an energy that gives back to all who engage it.

Jury
Gregg Pasquarelli (an American architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York)
Cathy Lang Ho (a New York–based writer and editor)
Cesar Pelli FAIA (RIBA, JIA Senior Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli)
Philip Beesley (MRAIC OAA RCA)
Kirk Huffaker (Executive Director, Utah Heritage Foundation)
Molly O'Neill Robinson (AICP)
Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County Mayor)
Ralph E. Becker, Jr. (Salt Lake City Mayor)

Prize
Jury Award: $40,000
Jury Award: $40,000
People’s Choice: $40,000

Entry Fee
$85 / entry

Entries
NARRATIVE (1000 words or less)
2 presentation boards (36" x 36")

Submission Address
SixtyNine Seventy Competition
AIA Utah
268 S. State St., Suite 190
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Timetable
Jury Selection: 30 April 2013
Finalists Announced: 10 May 2013
Public Display and People's Choice Voting: 10 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
Winners Announced: 4 June 2013

Organizer
The AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with Utah Heritage Foundation

Official Website
http://sixtynineseventy.com/

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