NYC Aquarium & public waterfront

international open ideas competition

iscrizione e consegna entro il 4 aprile 2016

arch out loud lancia un concorso internazionale di idee per raccogliere proposte per un parco e acquario pubblico così da fornire uno spazio prezioso lungomare per residenti e turisti.

arch out loud proposes the implementation of a public aquarium and park to provide communal space for the surrounding city, a program that provides valuable waterfront space to residents and tourists. arch out loud challenges designers to experiment with conventional interpretations of this program and investigate how it can create a more appropriated relationship to its context.

New York City is a complex edifice that is constantly evolving and regenerating from its former conditions. Following post-depression paces, the city has seen rapid redevelopment that has capitalized on previously overlooked locations. Sitting at the top of these locations are the sites that have access to waterfront. Most of the ventures in these areas are private, economic interests, only addressing public value when there is a direct return on profit. If not taken into consideration, many of these waterfronts will be absorbed by the private realm and, with the constant return of people to the urban core, there lies a need to create public and cultural infrastructure. 

WHY AN AQUARIUM?
But what kind of public space does New York City not have easily accessibility already? The city is filled with numerous icons, parks, theaters, and museums. An aquarium - a cultural and public commodity - is a distant typology to the Manhattan area that has been absent since the 1950s, when Manhattan was home to the first public aquarium in the nation. Introducing such a program here could create a destination that is easily accessible from NYC's many boroughs. And, although NYC itself has a very distinct identity through monumental icons, a public aquarium can help build identity for specific boroughs, bring public space back to the waterfront and return a valuable destination to the core of New York City.

Price
- 1St place: $ 2.000 + out loud publicatition
- 2St place: $ 1.000 + out loud publicatition
- 3St place: $ 550 + out loud publicatition
- 5 honorable mention + out loud publicatition
- direction's choice $ 100 + out loud publicatition

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