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2012-13 Timber Competition

Architecture Competition

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Submission: may 22,  2013

Registration: march 6,  2013

Prizes: 1st Prize Student 7.500 $ + Sponsor 2.500 $     2nd Prize Student 5.000 $ + Sponsor 1.500 $    3rd Prize Student 2.500 $ + Sponsor 1.000 $    Recent Graduate Award   10.000 $

Type: Open competition for students and recently graduates from the U.S. and Canada.

The competition challenges participants to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with affordable housing units, a job training/educational facility, a center for innovative manufacturing of wood technology, and a distribution center. The project site is in Red Hook, Brooklyn a neighborhood in some flux, cut off from much of Brooklyn geographically, yet increasingly vibrant.

Aspiring to regenerate a dissipating urban manufacturing sector and address the housing needs of New York City, entrants will be asked to design a place for the creation of originative vocational opportunities embracing new wood technology. Entrants will be challenged to propose construction systems in scenarios that draw optimally on the performance characteristics of a variety of wood technologies.

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