Archinect - News 2014-10-22T11:30:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107035932/submit-your-vision42-entries-to-transform-manhattan-s-42nd-street-registration-due-september-8 Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vyi7l5abianrkqc.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106419197/have-a-seat-at-the-urban-reef-installation-in-downtown-vancouver-canada Have a seat at the "Urban Reef" installation in downtown Vancouver, Canada Justine Testado 2014-08-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlf8otn1m8mquaal.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submissions worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition had entrants create a temporary urban installation to transform the block to a welcoming public plaza from Canada Day (July 1) until Labor Day (September 1).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/su0ovyqg9vkrscwc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3j03rmqc0x8v6bv0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vglpt2wecaf0zfkw.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/urban_reef_wins_robson_redux_2014_in_downtown_vancouver_canada/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out a timelapse video and the making-of teaser below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103270581/call-for-submissions-vision42-is-now-accepting-proposals-to-repurpose-nyc-s-iconic-42nd-street CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Vision42 is now accepting proposals to repurpose NYC’s iconic 42nd Street Justine Testado 2014-07-02T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm2jfwndwhsr07wn.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42's Design International Competition</a> is inviting architects, planners, and urban designers worldwide to send their ideas for a river-to-river and auto-free light rail boulevard in New York City's 42nd Street.</p><p>To address the iconic street's heavy traffic and noise, Vision42 set up the competition to garner interest in their initiative and potentially repurpose 42nd Street into a pedestrian-friendly urban space. From there, they hope the competition will serve as a 21st-century model for a live/work urban environment and transportation hub.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated address in New York City.</p><p>The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99418974/results-of-the-2014-european-prize-for-urban-public-space Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space Justine Testado 2014-05-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T07:06:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hglb8fmjxqsotjfo.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space adds a dose of reality to often romanticized European cities, showing that every city no matter where has its own set of pressing issues. The annual prize recognizes exemplary projects that have transformed and improved public spaces throughout the continent. Starting with a total of 274 projects from 30 European countries, the international jury selected 25 finalists, and finally two joint winners and four special mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) JOINT WINNER: The Braided Valley, </strong>Elx, Spain - 2013<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Marta Garc&iacute;a Chico, Pr&oacute;coro del Real Baeza</p><p><strong>JOINT WINNER: Renovation of the Old Port, </strong>Marseille, France - 2013<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Michel Desvigne Paysagiste MDP, Foster + Partners, TANGRAM, INGEROP, AIK AIK&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3vdln7r3j9x0w9x.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Opening of Rainham Marshes, </strong>London, United Kingdom - 2014<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Peter Beard_LANDROOM | Peter Beard, Alexander Gore, Sabba Khan, Dingle Price, Gregory Ross, Mark Smith, Keita Tajima&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wd0rhymlf6j8jy7d.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Islamic Cemetery, </strong>Altach, Austria - 2012<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Bernardo Bader Architects&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/falpa4jaqxb4rbhb.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: Baana: pedestrian and bicycle corridor, </strong>Helsinki, Finland 2012<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; Helsinki City Planning Department, Helsinki Public Works Department, Loci Landscape Architects Ltd</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcxgyfzgg5xcpir5.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPECIAL MENTION: La Lira Theatre</strong>, Ripoll, Spain - 2012&nbsp;<br>AUTHORS:&nbsp; RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes SLP, Joan Puigcorb&eacute;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrzhx2vkv3e0zy2n.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_2014_european_prize_for_urban_public_space/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Check out videos of the jurors' comments on each project below.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/80975329/quadratic-super-plaza-foundry-square-near-completion Quadratic super-plaza Foundry Square near completion Justine Testado 2013-09-03T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-10-10T12:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wygt6bu5qq0j9o8d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Foundry Square, a four-part mixed-use complex in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) district, is currently in its final phase with the construction of <a href="http://foundrythree.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foundry III</a>, which developer Tishman Speyer <a href="http://www.tishmanspeyer.com/news/articles/tishman-speyer-start-foundry-square-iii-sfs-south-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">purchased</a> in 2012. The target LEED Gold building will have 265,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet for retail. Foundry III will be San Francisco's first new ground-up office building since pre-recession in 2007.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0ryexbtfbcictns.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://www.studios.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIOS Architecture</a> and <a href="http://www.swagroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SWA Group</a> began designing the quadratic complex for the City of San Francisco/Wilson Equity Office over a decade ago--with the buildings numbered out of sequence as they were constructed one by one. The client's goal for the complex was to create an "active people-place" while providing ample office and retail space. Current tenants in the square include Orrick, Herrington &amp; Sutcliffe LLP, BlackRock Inc., and Gymboree headquarters.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y8kt5m3qlbatessl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> As its name states, each 10-story low-rise structure of the 1.25 million sq.foot complex o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68530456/in-cramped-hong-kong-a-home-under-the-bridge In cramped Hong Kong, a home under the bridge Archinect 2013-02-28T16:12:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T16:36:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8baf5522e564f26425c219d1848f4dc3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is in empty spaces like [under Hong Kong's overpasses] that a group is campaigning for the government to build youth hostels, arts performance venues, offices for small- to mid-sized businesses and, most intriguingly, temporary housing. The group sees this unused land as an opportunity to alleviate Hong Kong&rsquo;s problem of young people not being able to afford to rent in the world&rsquo;s most expensive property market.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59424517/endeavour-s-voyage-into-los-angeles-public-space Endeavour's voyage into Los Angeles' public space Archinect 2012-10-16T12:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T13:00:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzjyju4dkbifk37d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a city whose residents are accused of disdaining public space, the orbiter's tour led Angelenos to crowd sidewalks 10 or 12 deep as well as drawing thousands of people who live north of the 10 Freeway to boulevards south of it. It packed gas stations and strip-mall parking lots with crowds.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>