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Sat 07.19.2014

Exhibition Symposium | QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 19

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm  Symposium.

ENYA will be hosting a symposium that highlights the different ideas for the Queensway. In addition to presentations by the winners of ENYA's recent competition, the Queensway redevelopment team will discuss their community outreach process and how it affected their design.

Despite proactively including the community in the design process, The Queensway redevelopment project has encountered a significant amount of opposition. The opposing viewpoints are a reminder that large-scale projects are complex due to with their potential to affect many different user groups with conflicting interests. ENYA believes that these projects require a continuous open dialogue with the community. The architectural community should be called upon to brainstorm possible solutions to all of the project's issues.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion that will elaborate on the importance and effectiveness of community outreach for public projects.

The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm exhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.

The Exhibition will be on view at the Center for Architecture from July 17 - October 31, 2014.


Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land; Juror ENYA QueensWay Connection Competition
Ivan Mrakovcic RA, Friends of the QueensWay Steering Committee; Community Board 9
Karen Kubey, Institute for Public Architecture
Carrie Wilbert, ENYA Prize, The Queensway Steps, Paris, France
Nikolay Martynov, Second Prize, Queens Billboard, Basel, Switzerland
Song Deng and Rene Biberstein, Third Prize, Make It! Grow It!, Toronto, Canada
Hyuntek Yoon, Honorable Mention, Upside Down Bridge, Long Island City, NY, USA

Watch the video of this program here

Price: Free


Exhibition Opening
Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevating The Public Realm
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter  and is an initiative of The Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit: Civic Vision.’

This exhibition is made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:


Ennead Architects
Lutron Electronics

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