Gowanus Connections is an international ideas competition hosted by Gowanus by Design, inviting speculation on the value of urban development of post-industrial urban lands, and the possibility of dynamic, pedestrian-oriented architecture that engages with the Gowanus Canal and the surrounding watershed. The competition focuses on reusing the industrial space and orchestrating a clean-up for the canal. This competition is a first of a series which will explore the possibilities of the future of the Gowanus Canal and its effects on the people that work and live around it.
The Gowanus Lowline: Connections competition produced 98 entries, of which six were selected. First Prize was awarded to “Gowanus Flowlands” by Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle, and Brandon Specketer. Second place winners, along with four honorable mentions can be seen here after the break.
Honorable Mention was awarded to “Domestic Laundry” by Agergroup: Jessica Leete, Claire Ji Kim, Shan Shan Lu, Winnie Lai, and Albert Chung.
Made in Brooklyn by Nathan Rich and Miriam Peterson.
B.Y.O.B. by Austin+Mergold, LLC: Jason Austin, Alex Mergold, Jessica Brown, and Sally Reynolds.
Gowanus Canal Filter District by burkholder|salmons: Sean Burkholder and Dylan Salmons.