Water as the sixth borough

Open International Design Competition

iscrizioni entro 30.04.11 | consegna entro 31.05.11

Envision the Sixth Borough of New York City!

architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, cleantech entrepreneurs, economists, artists, students and individuals:

• To propose the City's "BLUE NETWORK" by expanding waterborne transportation and by linking the five boroughs with a series of green transit hubs which incorporate electric passenger ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares and electric shuttle busses. Proposals should also provide in-water recreation, water-oriented educational and cultural activities and climate resilience.

• To further propose a design for the WORLD'S LARGEST CLEAN TECH EXPO E3NYC in 2014. The result will be the world's largest urban clean tech corridor along the water, establishing New York City as the ultimate green capital of the world.

ONE PRIZE announces an open call for ideas addressing:

I. NYC BLUE NETWORK linking the five boroughs of NYC with a series of green transit hubs which incorporate electric passenger ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares and electric shuttle busses. The transit system should work with the existing transit system, but not tax it. During the summer of 2014, this transportation system will need to accommodate the 10 million visitors of the Clean Tech World Expo. The core of the transit system should be a series of green transit hubs, 1 for each borough. Bronx (25,000 sf/ 2,500 sm) - Near the base of the Bronx River (Soundview Park) Brooklyn (25,000 sf/ 2,500sm) - Open Manhattan (25,000 sf/ 2,500sm) - Near South Street Seaport Queens (25,000 sf/ 2,500 sm) - Open Staten Island (25,000 sf/ 2,500 sm) - Near St Georges Terminal

II. CLEAN TECH WORLD EXPO E3NYC in 2014 E3NYC proposes that the city of New York should establish itself as the ultimate green capital of the world by becoming host of the world's largest cleantech event in 2014. From 5/1/2014 to 10/31/2014, Clean Tech World Expo will host 10 million visitors. Using the NYC BLUE NETWORK as transportation, the expo will be organized into six zones: the five traditional boroughs as well as the water.

PRIZES

ONE PRIZE • Cash Award of $10,000 • Press coverage by One Prize media sponsors. • Presentation of Designs at the Award Ceremony and Exhibition. • Prominent Year-Long Exposure on the Competition Website • Ten tickets to Clean Tech World Expo 2014. • Invitation to participate in the final sellection of RFP submission.

THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS • Cash Award of $1,500 • Press coverage by One Prize media sponsors. • Presentation of Designs at the Award Ceremony and Exhibition. • Prominent Year-Long Exposure on the Competition Website • Three tickets each to Clean Tech World Expo 2014. • Invitation to participate in the final selection of RFP submission.

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