401 urbanshed international design competition

Posted: Sep 09, 2009

urbanSHED International Design Competition

Type:Art Show
Category:Design Contests > Architectural Design
Entry Fee:$51 +
Prizes:$25,000 in awards
Entry Deadline
Oct 2 2009

Art Show Details

The urbanSHED International Design Competition challenges the global design community to create a new standard of sidewalk shed design and develop a prototype worthy of today's New York City.

We invite engineers, architects, designers and students from all related fields to compete. Competitors will generate innovative, compelling and environmentally friendly proposals to thoroughly re-imagine temporary sidewalk shed design while improving the pedestrian experience.

The New York City Buildings Department, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the New York Building Congress, the Illuminating Engineering Society New York Chapter, and the ABNY Foundation (Association for a Better New York) with additional support from the Structural Engineers Association of New York, the New York City Department of Planning and the New York City Department of Transportation have partnered to create this open competition.

Sidewalk sheds are typically built over public space to protect pedestrians during construction activity, and there are currently more than 6,000 sidewalk sheds installed and in use today at New York City's buildings and construction sites, spanning more than 1,000,000 linear feet.

In order to submit your urbanSHED entry, you must first register. The deadline for registration is September 18th, 2009. Once you've registered, you have until Friday October 2, 2009 to complete and send in your submission.

urbanSHED is a two-stage design competition:

Stage I:
* Competitors will submit their concept ideas.
* The urbanSHED Jury will select up to three outstanding designs and may choose to award honorable mentions.
* urbanSHED will provide a $5,000 stipend to support the finalists' Stage II participation.

Stage II:
* Our Technical Advisory Group of leading design experts and construction industry stakeholders will make recommendations and provide critiques to Stage II finalists midway through the projects' progress.
* The urbanSHED Jury will select first, second and third-place winners.
* The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 award and may participate in promotion of the competition's results.
* As part of the Re-Construction Art Program, the Downtown Alliance intends to facilitate the construction of a full-scale prototype of the winning entry in Lower Manhattan.
* The NYC Buildings Department plans to issue an OTCR (Office of Technical Certification and Research) Bulletin establishing the winning sidewalk shed design as an approved standard that can be used by industry throughout the City.

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