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New York seeks entries for Olympic village first

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Backers of New York's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games have launched a design competition for an athletes' village to house the 16,000 competitors.

NYC2012, the organisation behind the games bid, has issued a Request for Qualifications from which five teams will be picked to draw up detailed proposals.

The brief - for a site in Queens West - demands that the winning entry will be an 'innovative and imaginative architectural design appropriate to the Olympic spirit'.

Furthermore, it will 'strengthen the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the residents of the Olympic village and form the basis for a model of future urban living'.

The decision to issue a call for entries comes two months after London 2012 used an invited competition to choose a team of HOK Sport, Allies and Morrison, Foreign Office Architects and EDAW to oversee the British masterplan.

But NYC2012 founder Daniel Doctoroff said the open call for entries separates New York from the other bids. 'The competition, which will be the first of its kind for any Olympic village, will be an opportunity to create a community that Olympians will look forward to calling home during their stay here.

'In addition, it will continue New York's tradition as a leading innovator of architectural design, great housing and community-based urban development, ' he added.

A judging panel, including Britain's Deyan Sudjic, will assess all the submissions and the shortlisted five will be announced on 4 December.

Further details are available online at www. nyc2012. com

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