December 18, 2009 - February 10, 2010
Helfand Spotlight series:
More than 6,000 sidewalk sheds flank New York City’s buildings and construction sites. They span more than 1,000,000 linear feet and typically remain in place for over a year. While these sheds protect pedestrians from construction debris, they hide the beauty of New York City’s architecture.
This fall, architects, designers, engineers, and students from related fields competed in the urbanSHED International Design Competition. Entrants submitted compelling proposals that are safe, sustainable, economical, and create a better environment for New Yorkers and visitors to our City.
The three designs selected by the Competition Jury are Tripod MOD(ule) by XChange Architects with Ex Nihilo Studio, Rider Levett Bucknall, and Weidlinger Associates, urbanCLOUD by KNEstudio with Arup, and Urban Umbrella by Young Hwan Choi, a current student at the University of Pennsylvania, with Agencie Group. These finalists were paired with a Technical Advisory Group to further develop their proposals, which are now on view.
The urbanSHED International Design Competition is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Buildings, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the New York Building Congress, the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York, the Association for a Better New York Foundation, the Structural Engineers Association of New York, the NYC Department of City Planning, and the NYC Department of Transportation.
Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
Amanda M. Burden, Hon. AIA, FAICP, Chair, NYC Planning Commission
Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
David M. Childs, FAIA, Consulting Partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Craig Dykers, AIA, MNAL, Director, Snohetta
Jean Oei, Project Designer, Morphosis
Craig Michael Schwitter, PE, Partner and Regional Director, Buro Happold North America
Frank Sciame, New York Building Congress
Ada Tolla, Principal, LOT-EK
TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP
Fatma Amer, PE, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter
Carl Galioto, FAIA, Senior Partner, HOK
Susanna Sirefman, Dovetail Design Strategists
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