Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive
Architecture, Design and Urbanism Competition Results Archive

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Third Prize

JURY’S COMMENTS: This is a concept that looks beyond the car, and proposes a way of using the building both with and without vehicles. It is especially interesting at a point in time when the automobile is facing more and more criticism, and many cities are seeking to reduce the use and dependence of cars. The approach of treating all spaces in the same manner would lead to the composition of the building changing over time – based on how the tenants decide to utilize the compartments – and by doing so puts a finger on the possibilities/issues with the vast areas (in central New York City) that would become available if the car gave way to other uses. The pragmatic way of stacking and shifting the volumes gives the building a dynamic look and feel, and the almost filigree structure makes you think of Crystal Palace – a legion of delicate structure forming an overall volume that is both confident and considerate. Everything is well explained, and the lightness of the board layout mirrors that of the building.

Results of the Competition Poor But Beautiful
Results of the Competition Poor But Beautiful

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