Submission: August 15, 2013
Registration: August 14, 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 10.000 2nd Prize $ 5.000 3rd Prize $ 2.000 2 Student Prizes of $ 1.000 each
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
International architecture competition 54Jeff that challenges competitors to create compelling visions for the future of this former museum. While not every proposal may be feasible in light of the political, legal and financial obstacles facing the development of any new urban public space, each can raise the community’s awareness of the unique potential of 54 Jefferson to serve Grand Rapids in new and innovative ways.
This open one-stage competition seeks proposals for the repurposing of 54 Jefferson that define a vision for the building as a public space. Although proposals are not required to address these issues, they may wish to take into account (1) the extant showcases and dioramas left behind when the museum relocated, and (2) the building’s proximity and potential access to an adjacent facility in which the museum stores the vast majority of its collection that is not on display at any point in time.