UD4U Competition: Abandoned Chrysler Automobile Plant Redevelopment

Submission: June 01, 2015
Registration May 31, 2015
Language: English
Location Kenosha, USA
Prizes1st $2,500, 2nd $1,250, 3rd $750


The aim of this international competition is to design a new urban area that will act as a catalyst in the heart of Kenosha, WI. The architecture and design of this new area should reflect contemporary design tendencies.

The proposal must not only attend to the specific site but the design should also take into consideration the surrounding urban fabric and the impact your new design will have on on the surrounding area and the entire Kenosha area as a whole.  There is no specific program or design criteria, however all designs should address these 4 aspects; History of the Site and City, The Sites Surrounding Urban Fabric, Industries of Kenosha, and Transportation Options.

This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.


Urban Designers, Architects, Architecture Graduates, Urban Planners, Landscape Architects and Students. Urban Design is a highly collaborative field, therefore interdisciplinary teams are highly encouraged to enter the Competition.

Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group of up to 4 members. Everyone must be at least 18 years of age and either be in, or graduated from, an accredited architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or urban planning program. Anyone who is an employee, co-worker under direct supervision, or relative, of any member of the jury is not allowed to participate in this competition.


Competition Officially Announced: March 1, 2015

Standard Registration: March 1 – April 30, 2015

Late Registration: May 1 – May 31, 2015

Deadline for Questions: May, 15 2015

Closing Date for Submissions: June 1, 2015

Jury Evaluation: June 8-12, 2015

Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.udforu.com: June 15, 2015

Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 CST (Chicago).


Registration: US $100 from March 1 – April 31, 2015

Late Registration: US $140 from May 1 – May 30, 2015

Entrants may register by filling out the form and submitting it with payment by Debit/Credit card or PayPal, via a secure payment gateway.


First Place: $2,500

Second Place: $1,250

Third Place: $750

5 Honorable Mentions: $100 each


UD4U Jury Members:
Matthew Clapper – UD4U Principal
Elizabeth Fallon – UD4U Senior Designer
Kaleb Quirin – UD4U Project Manager and Designer

Guest Jury Members:

(We are still in the process of confirming the complete list of guest jurors for this competition and will update this area as those people are confirmed.)

Submission Requirements

(2) horizontal boards, as digital images, with the details listed below must be submitted via email to competitions@udforu.com or uploaded on the website:
-Subject of email: Subject of the email must be your unique registration number.
-Image Format: A single zipped file containing both boards as JPGs or PNGs.
-Dimensions of each board: 3500 width x 2600 height (pixels) /36.45 x 27.08 inches/92.6 x 68.79 centimeters at minimum of 96dpi.
-File Name: The image file names must correspond to your unique registration number and board order. (Example: 333333(1).jpg and 333333(2).png where 333333 represents your unique registration number assigned to you during registration).
-Max. File Size: 2.5MB for each of the boards or a total of 5MB (5 Megabytes) for the Zip file.

The presentation technique is absolutely open and at the discretion of the
entrant. However, it is recommended that the boards submitted be formatted in such a way that the main idea/plan/perspectives and summary be on Board #1, with more of the supporting information and images on Board #2 and that they include the following information which reflects the main concept of the design:

The presentation should clearly document the proposed design as well as the approach to the project. Ideas regarding organization, materials, treatment of the location and the design should be included when considered relevant. The total area of the project should be included on a part of the image. Any other text or numerical description should be expressed in English only and it should be incorporated into the graphical presentation of the project. Entrant’s unique Registration Number should appear on the upper right side of the image.

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