International architecture competition titled “Gateways to Chinatown” recently has been organised by NYC Department of Transportation, Chinatown Partnership, and Van Alen Institute.
Gateways to Chinatown invites teams and design firms from a range of backgrounds to submit proposals to transform the Canal Street Triangle.
The overarching goal of the Project is to provide a new landmark for Chinatown and the surrounding neighborhoods that will engender pride of place, embody cultural and social identities, and stimulate economic development.
The project will provide a new marker for Chinatown, Little Italy, and the surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan to engender pride of place, foster connectivity and cultural and social identity, and stimulate economic development. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically-rich areas.
This iconic new structure and public space will be located on a triangular traffic island at a key pedestrian node bounded by Canal Street, Baxter Street and Walker Street. Gateways to Chinatown challenges design teams to reimagine the use and layout of this space, create a multifaceted meeting place and information center, and manage the transformative project from design through construction and installation.
The project organizers ask prospective design teams to consider the following questions:
• How can the site serve as a “gateway” responding to tradition as well as adapting to ever-changing cultural and generational demographics and technology?
• How can the gateway connect and bring together existing communities and create new opportunities for both locals and visitors to experience the area in fresh ways?
• How can the gateway site link to other gateways within Chinatown, across the city and around the world?
Both domestic and international teams are invited to apply with proposals.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
It's free to enter!
This competition is open to both domestic and international teams.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about you need to consult the official website: http://gatewaysto.chinatown.nyc/overview/