Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition now is over!
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council recently has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.
The proposed designs should focus on the bridge’s walkway, but can include recommendations for the bridge’s roadway and nearby public spaces.
The competition has two finalist categories:
• Young Adults; The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, and holds a special place in our collective imagination.
Since opening on May 24, 1883, the bridge has taken on near-mythic significance in New York City. Its striking form has captured the imagination of some of the nation’s most prominent artists. Its enduring iconographic power makes it one of the most photographed locations in New York. In popular culture, the bridge is a symbol for the city itself, used in countless establishing shots in films and television.
But that iconic status comes at a cost. At peak hours, the promenade is crammed, uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe. Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists cross the bridge every day. In response to these conditions, the New York City Council and Van Alen Institute have launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. You need to submit PDF formatted 11x13 inches in
Winners will be announced on late July 2020.
In May 2020, jury will select six finalist teams who create unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge’s landmark status, think inclusively about mobility and access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors.
Three finalists from each category will be selected by an interdisciplinary jury representing a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The jury will consider the following factors:
• team composition;
• accessibility and safety;
• environmental benefit and security;
• respect for the bridge’s landmark status;
• “magic”- i.e. new ideas that surprise, delight, and fascinate.
There is no entry fee to participate!
For further information about this competition please visit the official website.
No Entry FeeThere is no entry fee to participate!
This design competition is open to all. The general public, students, and international competitors are welcome, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter.