Close the Gap

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iscrizioni entro il 01.09.11 | consegna entro 15.09.11

International design competition sponsored by Transportation Alternatives and d3, invites architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and students worldwide to broaden the dialogue of alternative solutions for sustainable urban living.  The competition focuses on the Midtown sector of New York City's East River Greenway--a critical missing link in Manhattan's alternative transportation infrastructure.

Close the Gap offers a forum for the discussion, development, and promotion of innovative urban concepts.  Entrants are asked to critically examine the relationship of pedestrians and cyclists to public space, opportunities for merging the city with nature, as well as re-engagement of the individual with social environments in a Midtown Manhattan context.  The competition invites a full spectrum of proposals that creatively intermingle current and emerging forms of transport.

Close the Gap calls for proposals that fundamentally transform how people move through Manhattan. The competition offers a platform for exploring emerging ethics and aesthetics in urban design, as well trans-disciplinary underpinnings that link ecology with architecture, landscape
architecture, planning, and urbanism. 

Close the Gap welcomes submissions that propose diverse, multi-layered, and nuanced understandings reconnecting people with cities, waterfronts, and alternative transportation systems.  Entrants are encouraged to craft the fullest possible definition of alternative transportation that offers the potential to flexibly adapt and grow over time.

All architects, landscape architects, urban designers, interior architects, interior designers, industrial designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate.  Transportation Alternatives and d3 encourage submissions authored by interdisciplinary design teams.

+ info www.d3space.org/closethegap/