Vision42 design

international competition

iscrizioni entro 08.09.14 | consegna entro 01.10.14

The NYC-based non-profit Institute for Rational Urban Mobility is hosting a design competition to increase interest in and gain support for its vision42 initiative for a river-to- river auto-free light rail boulevard on Manhattan's 42nd Street.

The competition is intended to encourage architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for remaking this important but noisy, traffic-clogged street into an enhanced, world-class pedestrian environment that is served by a high-quality, low-floor, modern surface light rail tram.

The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers and its elected officials to transform the street into a model for a 21st century live/work space and transportation corridor.

The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, 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.

The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc. (IRUM) will establish a dedicated website that will serve as the home base for the competition and as a gallery for viewing the most outstanding submittals, as well as the winning proposals. These can include renderings and/or video presentations.

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 $5000 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.

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