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Axis Civitas

конкурс международный открытый
  dead-line регистрации: 15.05.2015
  dead-line подачи проектов: 31.07.2015
  дата объявления результатов: 31.08.2015
  тема: Дизайн
  страна: США
  город: Нью-Йорк
  открыт для: профессиональных дизайнеров и студентов
  регистрационный взнос: да
  сумма: для профессионалов - $75, для студентов - $50, для групп - $40 за каждого участника
  награда: общий призовой фонд конкурса - $7500
  жюри: Susannah C. Drake FASLA AIA, Principal, dlandstudio
David J. Lewis AIA, Principal, LTL Architects
Brian McGrath, Dean, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School For Design
Andrea Parker, Executive Director, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Richard A. Plunz, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
Robert M. Rogers FAIA, Partner, Rogers Partners
Claire Weisz FAIA, Principal, WXY architecture + urban design
Adam Yarinsky FAIA LEED AP, Principal, Architecture Research Office
  организатор: Gowanus by Design
  ссылки: Официальный сайт конкурса
  Gowanus by Design 3rd international design competition “Axis Civitas”
  Конкурс проводится с целью анализа градостроительной и экологической ситуации в Гованусе, одном из районов Бруклина. На первом этапе участникам предстоит составить атлас района, в котором будут отражены его положительные и отрицательные стороны, проблемные моменты и перспективные направления развития. Результаты этого анализа конкурсанты должны использовать в своем проекте Центра городских исследований («городской полевой станции»).
Иллюстрация: gowanusbydesign.org
Иллюстрация: gowanusbydesign.org
Иллюстрация: gowanusbydesign.org
Иллюстрация: gowanusbydesign.org
The two-component competition asks participants to first map and present conditions relevant to the Gowanus area in a Gowanus Atlas and second to use that analysis as the basis for their design of an Urban Field Station that is open to the public. The Atlas, a collective mapping of the watershed surrounding the canal, will be a planning tool and local resource supported by the Field Station to facilitate the community's grassroots collaboration in the continuing evolution of the neighborhood.


Despite being a poster child for the negative impact of 19th and 20th century industry and resulting toxic waterway, the Gowanus neighborhood today offers a rich diversity of uses, demographics, history, and opportunity for growth. The Gowanus Atlas will synthesize the area’s underlying characteristics, positive and negative, and visually explain in the Urban Field Station how complex urban and ecological conditions can be assessed for their impact on 21st century planning strategies. It is the goal of GbD to not only aggregate, collect, and distribute content specific to the area, but also to reveal the conditions that define the area in Brooklyn known as “Gowanus” and influence its evolution. With an abundance of community voices with shared and diverging opinions on what is best for the area’s future, participants are also encouraged to reach out to local community groups (see Resources) to learn how their goals fit within the larger context of a shifting urban context and how they can be represented.

With the recent start of construction for a 700-unit residential building and a nearby large parole center for the Department of Correction on the banks of the canal less than two years after Hurricane Sandy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s [EPA] announcement last year of a ten-year clean up plan for the Superfund site, and the Department of Environmental Protection's Long Term Control Plan to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows [CSOs] in the watershed, the community has been forced to grapple with the conflicting impacts of hazardous subsurface conditions, private development, agency oversight, CSOs, and global warming. The competition is a reaction to these forces and is intended to address the lack of a coherent sustainable urban strategy for this area of Brooklyn.

Together, the Atlas and Field Station will present how conditions have shifted and continue to be affected by the ongoing changes in the watershed; the community will learn how these changes not only impact the neighborhood now, but how they affect projections that speculate on its future over blocks of time – 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 years. GbD envisions this becoming a research-driven project that will compile performance-based impacts rather than reacting to prescriptive planning objectives, as is the norm.

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