Red Hook Food Vendors – Open Call for Ideas

Red Hook Food Vendors – an Open Call for Ideas

Sponsor: Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny)

Type: Regional, Open

Entrance Fee: None

Languages: English

Eligibility: Residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Awards: To be anounced

Jury: Not Yet Anounced

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2008

Submission Deadline: November 6, 2008

Design Challenge: To create innovative concepts for a new market place for the Red Hook Food Vendors in Red Hook Park, Brooklyn.

The Red Hook Food Vendors have been a staple of Brooklyn summers for the past 33 years, providing incredible cuisine and a unique market atmosphere in Red Hook Park.

Earlier this year the Vendors were awarded a six-year permit to continue this tradition. However, due to health code restrictions, they were required to prepare and serve from concession trailers parked along Bay Street at the northern edge of the park. While concession trailers provided a solution that allowed business to continue, the cost associated with renting the trailers was prohibitive for some vendors. Also, the trailers detracted from the charm and appeal of the former open-air market environment.

AFHny, the New York City affiliate of Architecture for Humanity, is asking competition entrants to generate concepts that create healthful cooking and vending spaces in a vibrant marketplace. The Vendors are very interested in solutions which address both the City’s concerns for clean and sanitary vending spaces and reflect the desire by the Vendors and their patrons to create a great public market space.


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