Gowanus by Design Competition: “Axis Civitas”

Sponsor: Gowanus by Design

Type: Open, international, ideas

Location: Gowanus Neigborhood, Brooklyn, NY

Languages: English

Eligibility: Team leaders must be ages 21 and over (supervised school groups are encouraged to submit). Teams are encouraged and the competition committee also encourages the participation of at least one design professional on each team.

$75 per individual or team entry

Student (full-time enrollment in an educational institution):
$50 per individual or team entry

For grouped entries of two or more that propose one Urban Field Station:
$40 per entry (e.g. five grouped entries = $200)

Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place, and honorable mention winners. A total of $7,500 will be distributed to the winners at the discretion of the jury and the competition committee.


15 May 2015 – Registration Deadline
31 July 2015 – Submission Deadline

Design Challenge:

Gowanus by Design presents its third international design competition, “Axis Civitas.” The two-component competition asks participants to first map and present conditions relevant to the Gowanus area in a Gowanus Atlas and second to use that analysis as the basis for their design of an Urban Field Station that is open to the public. The Atlas, a collective mapping of the watershed surrounding the canal, will be a planning tool and local resource supported by the Field Station to facilitate the community’s grassroots collaboration in the continuing evolution of the neighborhood.

For more information, go to: http://gowanusbydesign.org/axis-civitas/view/introduction_purpose/