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.