November 11, 2010 - March 26, 2011
High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure (HB:BX)
Please note that a portion of the exhibition will be unavailable for viewing from January 8-12, 2011.
The 2010 High Bridge:Bronx (HB:BX) Building Cultural Infrastructure competition, hosted by the Emerging New York Architects Committee, AIA New York Chapter, explored the intersection between physical and social infrastructure in cities and the opportunity for the creation of a cultural infrastructure at that intersection.
Fueled by the recent renovation of the High Line and the elegance of the bridge itself, the competition challenged young designers to create a vision for the High Bridge and rethink how disused infrastructure could find new purpose and energize its surrounding community. This historic structure holds the potential to revitalize its surrounding neighborhoods, to capture the imagination of this city and the world, and to become a destination again.
HB:BX was organized by the AIANY Emerging NY Architects Committee in collaboration with the AIA New York Chapter.
HB:BX was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:
Steven Mosier, New York
David Koren, Executive Producer, FIGMENT
Charlotte Fahn, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
Holly Block, Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts Nette Compton, Senior Project Manager for Design, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Jennifer Hoppa, Administrator of Northern Manhattan Parks, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Peter Ferko and Rosa Naparstek, Co-Founders, At Artists Unite
Sergio Bessa, Director of Education, Bronx Museum of the Arts
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