Submission: May 25, 2016
Registration: March 30, 2016
Location: Manhattan – New York, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize: $10,000, 2nd Prize: $7,500, 3rd Prize: $5,000
The competition, which will run in the 2015-2016 academic year, will challenge students to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with affordable housing units, a relocated and expanded city-sponsored market for independent food enterprises, and a museum of the works of Andy Warhol. The competition will specify a site in the lower east side of Manhattan, New York.
TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitat Competition
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the second Timber in the City Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design (SCE).
The purpose of the Competition is to engage students to imagine the repurposing of our existing cities with sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and old wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working environments.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
Criteria for the judging of submissions will include: timber/wood as the primary structural material, creative and innovative use of timber/wood in the design solution, successful response of the design to its surrounding context, and successful response to basic architectural concepts such as human activity needs, structural integrity, and coherence of architectural vocabulary.
|March 30, 2016||Registration Deadline|
|May 25, 2016||Submission Deadline|
|July 2016||Winners Announced|
Winning students and their faculty sponsors will receive cash prizes totaling $40,000. The design jury will meet July 2016, to select winning projects and honorable mentions. Winners and their faculty sponsors will be notified of the competition results directly. A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA website (www.acsa-arch.org).
|First Prize||Student $10,000||Faculty Sponsor $6,500||+ ACSA Annual Meeting registration|
|Second Prize||Student $7,500||Faculty Sponsor $5,000||+ ACSA Annual Meeting registration|
|Third Prize||Student $5,000||Faculty Sponsor $3,500||+ ACSA Annual Meeting registration|
Students from the U.S. and Canada are eligible to participate in the competition. All student entrants are required to work under the direction of a faculty sponsor from an ACSA member school. Entries will be accepted for individual as well as team solutions. Teams must be limited to a maximum of five individuals.