HB:BX Building Cultural Infrastructure The High Bridge International Ideas Competition

Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA)
AIA New York Chapter
Artists Unite
Service Point

Type: Open, International, Ideas Competition

Language: English

Eligibility: Any student or professional (architect, landscape designer, planner, engineer, designer, artist) who has received an undergraduate or undergraduate degree after Sept. 10, 1999.

Registration Fee:
add $5 for all categories after November 20, 2009
Student Entry $35
Single Entry $65
Team Entry (2-4 persons) $110
Team Entry (5+persons) $300
Academic Use $35

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000
Student: $1,000

10 September, 2009 – Competition Launch Reception at Trespa Design Center
10 October, 2009 – Open House New York Site Tour
11 October, 2009 – Open House New York Site Tour
1 November, 2009 – Jurors Announced
20 November, 2009 – Early Registration Deadline
15 December, 2009 – Late Registration Deadline
15 January, 2009 – Submission Deadline
February, 2010 – Jury Day
March, 2010 – Winners Announced
Fall, 2010 – Exhibition Opening at the Center for Architecture
Jury: Seven person jury TBA 11 November, 2009

Antonia Sergio Bessa  – Director/Curator/Edu. Program, Bronx Museum of Art
Joshua David – Co-founder/Chief Dev. Officer of Friends of the Highline
Craig Dykers; NAL, AIA – Principal, Sonhetta
Peter Ferko – Artist/President of Artists Unite, Inc
Sangmok Kim; AIA, LEED AP – Principal N.E.E.D
Hilary Sample; AIA – Principal, MOS & Assistant Professor at Yale
Kazys Varnelis; Ph.D – Director, Network Architecture Lab at Columbia

Design Challenge:
HB:BX is an open international ideas competition to design an arts center that culturally reinforces the physical connection between the Manhattan and Bronx Highbridge communities of New York City. This competition is meant to draw awareness to the current efforts to restore and reopen the bridge. Thus, ENYA challenges emerging architects and designers to explore how disused historic structures can be reprogrammed into vibrant urban centers. Competition entrants are also challenged to rethink the relationship between infrastructure (aqueduct, railway, highway) and it’s urban context. These architectural issues, universally relevant to any growing city, take on a more site-specific nature when considering the historic importance of the High Bridge and the topographic challenge posed by the steep riverbanks of the Harlem River. Also grounding this competition to its local context are the unique clients who ask the entrants to reconsider architecture’s role in the creation, displaying of and experience of art. The competition expects entrants to use the program as a connector to bridge the ideological gap between such two different arts organizations as Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts with the local residents.

Another one of ENYA’s objectives is to generate a discourse about universal urban issues that are currently relevant in New York City. The competition is designed to generate a spectrum of possible solutions.

Submission Requirements:
30” X 40” presentation board, oriented horizontally
half-sized digital version on CD, 15” X 20” in a .jpg format, 300dpi

For more information, go towww.enyacompetitions.org