[re]stitch Tampa

Sponsor: University of South Florida

Type: Open, one-stage, student and professional

Language: English


20 March 2012 – Deadline for submissions

Eligibility: Students registered in an accredited architecture program; design professionals

Awards: N/A


Charles Waldheim, Urban Agency

Chris Reed, STOSS Landscape Urbanism

Margaret Crawford, UC, Berkeley

Juhani Pallasma, Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY Finland

Chad Oppenheim, Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami

Lisa J. Montelione, Councilwoman, Tampa

Laurie Potier-Brown, City of Tampa Landscape Architect

Design Challenge: To envision a new interface between the city of Tampa, Florida and the Hillsborough River. As the River walk is further developed, [re]stitch Tampa seeks design solutions that rekindle an intimate relationship between a city and its river. Beyond merely skirting or crossing the river, urban design schemes will treat infrastructure as a palimpsest fostering balance between built and natural environments. Issues of storm water management will transcend traditional methods of implementation to reveal productive landscapes promoting social and economic sustainability. Issues of ecology should transcend the river to promote green infrastructure throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information, go to: www.restitchtampa.org