Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street Level Space

Sponsor:  Van Alen Institute, Architizer

Location: New York

Type: Letter of Interest, international

Eligibility: Entrants must be within ten years of graduation with a professional architecture degree or a professional degree from a related design field. The finalists must be present for the kickoff meeting on July 15, 2013 at Van Alen Institute.

Language: English

Fee: $30 (free for Van Alen members)

Timetable: 13 June 2013 – Letter of Interest and Portfolio submission deadline

Design Challenge:

The Van Alen Institute is accepting portfolio submissions to qualify for an international architecture competition seeking innovative designs for a new street-level venue to house Van Alen’s work space and public programs.

“Ground/Work” is an occasion to embrace and support inventiveness in architectural design. Participants will need to work with maximum creativity while observing key constraints. First, designing within a strict budget is not simply encouraged but required, as the Institute consolidates its staff and programs within a smaller footprint. Second, Van Alen’s building is located in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, and design proposals must adhere to all applicable landmarks regulations and the New York City building code. Third, consideration should be given to green design and energy efficiency, creating a space that is environmentally responsive and sustainable.

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