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The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility is hosting the Vision42 International Design Competition calling on architects, designers, and transportation gurus to re-imagine one of the most iconic (and congested) streets in New York City—42nd street in Midtown Manhattan.
Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide.
Participants in this competition are encouraged to create designs that will enhance 42nd Street’s pedestrian ambiance and crosstown mobility, and provide much-needed open space on this important street.
The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital (renderings, CAD files, photos, digital, collage or drawings or any other medium that indicates the intention of the design), permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated address in New York City.
• Early Registration: US $80 – until April 28, 2014
• Standard Registration: US $100 – from April 29 to September 8, 2014
• Single Student Registration: US $30
• Courses with multiple students entrants: US $100
This competition is open to anyone worldwide.
A jury of design and public policy professionals will select the winner and runners-up, and monetary prizes will be awarded to the top design proposals.
The four semi-finalists will share a prize of $5,000 and the winner will receive a cash award of $10, 000. Finally, the jury’s top selected projects will be featured in a feature story in the The Architect’s Newspaper.