Sponsor: Gowanus by Design

Type: Open, ideas, one-stage

Language: English

Location: New York City

Eligibility requirements:

Professionals and students of architecture/landscape architecture


$50 for students; $75 for professionals


19 October 2012 – Registration deadline

16 November 2012 – Q & A deadline

14 December 2012 – Submission deadline


• Julie Bargmann, Founder and Principal, D.I.R.T. Studio

• David J. Lewis, Founding Partner, LTL Architects

• Prof. Richard Plunz, Columbia University GSAPP; Director, Urban Design Lab

• Robert M. Rogers, Founding Partner, Rogers Marvel Architects

• Andrew Simons, Chairman, Gowanus Conservancy

• Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons The New School for Design

Design Challenge:

Design entries should present site-specific solution(s) that simultaneously explore water’s role in recreation, quotidian uses, and in contaminated urban environments, and demonstrate how a redesigned community center and retention facility represent a more progressive view of our city’s infrastructure. The jury will look for designs that explore these challenges and propose a stronger community node within an area that is slowly establishing its identity as a viable mixed-use urban neighborhood.

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