New York 'Blue Network' design competition
The ONE PRIZE open competition seeks design ideas for New York City’s ‘Blue Network’ water transport system and also for the city’s ‘Clean Tech Expo’ which will take place in 2014
Schemes should focus on expanding waterborne transportation and linking New York’s five boroughs with transit hubs. Designs could incorporate ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares and electric shuttle buses.
Plans for the Clean Tech Expo should also include ‘in-water’ recreation and proposals for educational events, cultural activities and pavilion halls.
The competition is open to architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists and students.
The registration deadline is 30 April, with a submission deadline of 31 May.
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An entry fee of $200 from professional firms and teams required, while students and student teams may enter pay a fee of $100 if they present appropriate identification.
The winner will receive a prize of $10,000, while those earning honourable mentions will collect $1,500 each.
Finalists will be announced on 15 July, with the award ceremony and exhibiton launch on 28 July.
Participants are required to design a master plan for the NYC Blue Network and the transportation hubs. Entrants should consider what exists and what is already proposed by New York City. At least one hub has to be developed.
The same applies for the Clean Tech Expo. Participants are required to propose all 5 boroughs plus water (6th borough) in a master plan format and detail at least one area.
The final product should include two integrated color boards that visually summarize your proposition for the NYC Blue Network and its subsequent assimilation into the Clean Tech World Expo in 2014.