vision42design Competition

This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world—42nd street in Midtown Manhattan.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Transportation, Urban
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 8 September 2014 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 October 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility

Description
This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world—42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase interest in and gain support for the vision42 initiative for a river-to-river auto-free light rail boulevard on 42nd Street. The competition is intended to encourage architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for remaking this important but noisy, traffic-clogged street into an enhanced, world-class pedestrian environment that is served by a high-quality, low-floor, modern surface light rail tram. The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers and its elected officials to transform the street into a model for a 21st century live/work space and transportation corridor.

Jury
WILLIAM MENKING (Jury Moderator, Editor-In-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper)
DAVID BURNEY (Architect, Director of Livable Cities, Program at Pratt Institute)
GEORGE HAIKALIS (Founder/President, IRUM)
SIGNE NIELSEN (Partner, Mathews Nielsen, P.C.)
JOHN K. NAUGHTON (Facilitator, Good Neighbor Committee, Ford Foundation)
ROBERT ROGERS (Architect, ROGERSPARTNERS, Architects+Urban Designers)
MICHAEL SORKIN (Architect/Urban Designer, Michael Sorkin Architects)
ROXANNE WARREN (Architect, Roxanne Warren Architects)

Prize
The four semi-finalists will share a prize of $5,000 and the winner will receive a cash award of $10,000.

Entry Fee
Early Registration: US $80 – from April 14 to 28, 2014 (Midnight EST)
Standard Registration: US $100 – from April 29 to September 8, 2014 (Midnight EST)
Single Student Registration: US $30 – from April 14 to September 8, 2014 (Midnight EST)
Courses with multiple students entrants: US $100

Entries
A one page introduction fully outlining their program and design objectives
A site plan
Up to 6 digital images

Timetable
Announcement Phase One Winners: Oct 6, 2014
Deadline for Resubmission by Semi Finalists: Oct 29, 2014
Jury Review and Announcement of Winner: November 3, 2014
Exhibition of Four Finalists: Winter 2014-2015

Organizer
The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc (IRUM)
The Architect’s Newspaper

Official Website