Boston Living With Water

Call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Waterfront
Country Boston, United States
Registration Deadline 29 January 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 29 January 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

This competition considers the challenges of adapting to climate change and rising sea levels at three sites specifically chosen for their vulnerability and where winning solutions could can influence future redevelopment activities.
Ranging in scale from Building to Neighborhood to Infrastructure, each site presents challenges that are representational of common urban conditions and call for scale-specific solutions. Competition solutions should address the unique aspects of the selected site while being replicable elsewhere.

Stefan Behnisch, Honorable FAIA, Principal, Behnisch Architekten
Kristina Ford, Professor of Professional Practice, International and Public Affairs – Columbia University
Mikyoung Kim, Principal, mikyoung kim design
Kairos Shen, Director of Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority – City of Boston
Additional jurors will be identified in the coming months.

The best overall proposal: $20,000
The second and third best: $10,000 each
Up to nine Finalists, three per site, will be selected, each awarded $1,000.

Entry Fee

Design Narrative – Provide up to 500 words.
Design Proposal/Exhibit Board – Provide one 36” high x 42” wide board (PDF)

Phase I Finalists announced, public jury and exhibition: February 28, 2015
Phase II Submissions due: May 15, 2015
Award ceremony and exhibition: June 2015

The Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects

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