Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Vision for New York/New Jersey Gateway Unveiled – Winners of International Design Competition Offer New Ideas To Improve Troubled National Park

- via NPCA

Winners include designers from Brooklyn, Canada and professors from Virginia Tech
Van Alen Institute Executive Director Adi Shamir, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) Regional Director Alexander Brash and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tom Secunda, and President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Fernanda Kellogg, along with representatives from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), announced today that a design team from Brooklyn received first prize, a landscape architecture firm in Canada won second prize and an interdisciplinary team from Virginia Tech won third prize in "
Envisioning Gateway: A Public Design Competition for Gateway National Park." The competition, launched in January, was an open call for ideas to transform Gateway and begin a real dialogue about its future as an iconic national park. Stretching from Queens, across parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island, to the northern tip of New Jersey, Gateway is one of the largest urban national parks in the United States.

Winners included:
1- First Prize ($15,000) – "Mapping the Ecotone" by Ashley Scott Kelly and Rikako Wakabayashi, Brooklyn, NY
2- Second Prize ($10,000) - "Reassembling Ecologies" by North Design Office, Toronto, Canada
3- Third Prize ($5,000) - "Untitled" by Laurel McSherry, Terry Surjan, & Rob Holmes of Virginia Tech, Alexandria, VA

Honorable Mentions ($500) - [Un]natural Selection by Archipelago Architecture and Landscape Architecture, NY, NY, "Urban Barometer" by Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell of loop8, Larchmont, NY, and "H2grOw" by Frank Gesualdi and Hayley Eber, NY, NY. read more...

Note: i will be posting next the winners's projects with brief description

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