Shore to Core: Visions for a Waterfront City - DESIGN COMPETITION

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CALL FOR ENTRIES - Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach launched research and Design Competition titled Shore to Core to re-imagine the West Palm Beach downtown and understand how cities impact well-being, looks for forward-looking and innovative ideas that are vibrant and adaptive to changing demographics and economies, changes in sea level, and that can facilitate improved civic wellbeing.


Design Competition Shore to Core will select two teams to reimagine how we grow and connect our downtowns and waterfronts using West Palm Beach as a model.

West Palm Beach is a young city that is growing quickly. Many associate this region with a large retirement community, but there is also a growing population of people in their 20s and 30s, as well as large Black and Hispanic populations.

Shore to Core asks:

- How can we recreate an urban core so its design is intelligent, flexible, and responsive to the needs of residents and visitors?
- How can we create cities that are not only resilient, but also support the wellbeing of individuals and communities?

Teams must include at least one designer (an architect, landscape architect, urban designer, and/or planner), and are encouraged to include members with expertise in economic development, environmental psychology, resiliency, placemaking, and the social sciences.

The deadline for registration and electronic submission of the Request for Qualifications is 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, 21 August 2016.

There is no entry fee for this Design Competition!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

The competition is open to the public, including non-US citizens.


In the design competition, two finalist teams will be selected to participate in a 3-month design process and receive $45,000 to develop their work. The research team will receive $40,000 to develop their work, $10,000 to implement their pilot study.

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