QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm Competition

  • 15 Aug 2013
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Courtesy of AIANY Emerging Architects (ENYA) Committee

Launching August 22 at 6:30pm at the Center for Architecture, the QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm Competition supports Friends of the Queensway and The Trust for Public Land in their efforts to transform an abandoned rail right-of-way into a greenway serving diverse neighborhoods in central and southern . Presented by The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee of the AIA New York Chapter, this sixth biennial competition seeks to supplement the ongoing feasibility study for the railway’s transformation by proposing ways the future park can be activated in addition to recreation and leisure. With emphasis on the park’s access points the competition brief provides an opportunity to speculate about programming and design to extend street activity onto the railway. Submissions are due in January. For more information, please visit here.

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    Please make me High Line! We gotta be more innovative, and release ourselves from the world of copy-paste architecture.

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      Please DONT THINK OF THE HIGHLINE! Different context, different alternatives. Its another challenge for designers. John D, with your innovative architecture, I hope you submit a great design.

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    The High Line was blessed by deep pockets, and a dense urban context. The objective of this competition is to highlight the limitations of the High Line and speculate how conversions which seem similar at first glance can be successful when it doesn’t have so many factors in its favor.

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