Ideas for Rebuilding East Manhattan’s Edge on the Water

Ideas for Rebuilding East Manhattan’s Edge on the Water

by Stanley Collyer

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First Place entry by Joseph Wood

Civitas, a New York-based non-profit has focused its programs on the Manhattan side of the East River waterfront. One of its more recent ventures was a design-ideas competition, Reimagining the Waterfront, the overriding idea being to improve the East River Esplanade between East 60th and 125th Streets.

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A New Icon for Keelung’s Waterfront: Whether Arriving, Departing, or Just Looking

A New Icon for Keelung’s Waterfront:

Whether Arriving, Departing, or Just Looking

by Sharon McHugh
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Winning entry by Neil M. Denari Architects

In anticipation of making Taiwan into the marine shipping hub for the Asia Pacific region, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) is investing about NT66 billion over the next five years toward the redevelopment of the port cities of Koashiung and Keelung. To facilitate the design selection process for new terminals in these ports, two competitions have been staged at both locations. In the Koashiung competition, held in 2010, two New York-based firms won the top spots—RUR architecture winning and Asymptote coming in second. In Keelung, it was a repeat performance if you will for Asymptote, which this time around placed second to the winner, Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) of Los Angeles. For some of the jurors that presided over the latter competition, it turned out to be a close decision, coming down to two schemes, Denari’s and Asymptote’s.

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Collider Activity Center


Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Type: Open, international, one-stage

Eligibility: Participants must be registered design professionals in their country of origin.

Fee: none

Languages: Bulgarian and English

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Niall McLaughlin Architects wins St Cross College Competition

Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the design competition held by St Cross College, Oxford. The practice will now design a new building to complete the College’s exceptional site on St Giles, adjacent to the Grade II listed Pusey House.

The St Cross College Building Committee, advised by

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Adult Day Care Center in Beer Sheba, Isreal

Sponsor: City of Beer Sheba

Type: open, international, 2-stage

Languages: English, Hebrew


Early registration NIS 350 (approx. USD90). Late registration NIS 600 (approx. USD155 ). Students – NIS 200 (approx. USD50) for groups with up to

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Design Competition Strategies

How to Succeed in Design Competitions was the subject of a recent panel sponsored by AIANYY Emerging New York Architects Committee at New York’s Center for Architecture on 11 October 2012. The speakers were Tyler Caine, LEED AP, 2012 ENYA Ideas Competition “Harlem Harvest|Cultivating Connections” second place team; Behrang Behin, Assoc.

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[Imagine Downtown] Lafayette: Open Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Creative Action

Type: open, ideas

Languages: English

Fees: $30 per entry

Eligibility: open to all interested entrants. Individuals, teams, professionals, students,artists, and others are all encouraged to contribute their visions. Multiple submissions from any one individual or

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