Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

クイーンズ区に残る元高架鉄道のオゾンパーク駅を、マンハッタンのHigh Lineのようなスポットにするためのアイディアを募集。

カテゴリ アイディアコンペ / 学生が参加できるコンペ
タイプ International, Idea, Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Anonymous
ジャンル Public
開催地 New York, United States
登録締切日 6 January 2014 GoogleCal iCal
提出締切日 6 January 2014 (via Online)
応募資格 The undergraduate or graduate level within the past 10 years of the competition announcement (August 22nd, 2013)

Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm will support Friends of the Queensway and Trust for Public Land in their efforts to transform an abandoned rail right-of-way into a greenway that serves diverse neighborhoods in central and southern Queens. This conversion shares many similarities to the Bloomingdale trail conversion in Chicago, whose surrounding urban context is a significantly lower density than that of the High Line. ENYA is seeking to supplement the ongoing feasibility study for the railway’s transformation by envisioning ways the future park can be activated beyond a means of recreation and leisure. This competition emphasizes the importance of the park’s access points and questions whether they can be programmed and designed so that they extend the street activity onto the railway.
ENYA believes that the key to making the Queensway a success is to engage the local community and to empower them to take ownership of the disused infrastructure. If nearby community groups, businesses and residents were allowed to “adopt” portions of the railway, the result would be a park whose usefulness was truly defined by the will of the community. Many portions of the QueensWay are already primed for such a transformation, however there also are locations which aren’t. The southern end of the railway will be most difficult to engage with the community because it is a narrow elevated viaduct isolated from the neighborhood. However, this portion is the most important to activate because it is very well connected to the City’s transportation network. ENYA is looking for ideas in how the future vertical connection to the viaduct can overcome the specific challenges of this site and contribute towards the activation of the overall QueensWay.

Claire Weisz (a founding partner of WXY)
Lisa Switkin (an Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations)
Matthew Johnson (Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
Margaret Newman (Chief of Staff to Commissioner Sadik-Khan)
Ting Chin or Yan Wang (co-founders of Linearscape)
Susan Chin (the Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space)

ENYA PRIZE: $5,000
2ND PRIZE-: $2,500
3RD PRIZE: $1,000

Entry Fee
Student: $35
Single Entry: $65
Team (2-4 People): $130
Team (5-10 People): $300
Academic Lab: $35 (includes 1 Student Entry)

One 42″ x 30″ PDF and Project description, 4-5 images

Winners Announced: March 2014
Exhibition Opening: July 2014

Past winners

Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), AIA New York Chapter, The Center for Architecture

Official Website