Upcoming Exhibitions

January 18 - February 11, 2012

One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough

ONE PRIZE is an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities. ONE PRIZE 2011 turned its focus to New York and its waterways, re-imagining recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and native environment in the city. The One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough competition received submissions from 256 people from 18 countries and 5 continents entered the competition.

Entrants drew inspiring proposals for the NYC BLUE NETWORK by expanding waterborne transportation and linking the five boroughs with a series of green transit hubs incorporating electric passenger ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-share and electric shuttle buses as well as providing in-water recreation, water-oriented educational and cultural activities and climate resilience. The winning teams further submitted proposals for New York City to host the world's largest cleantech event, E3NYC and establish the city as the ultimate green capital on the world.

The competition was organized by Terreform ONE.

One Prize Winner
Parallel Networks, Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari, Canada

Honorable Mentions
Walk on Water (W.O.W.) NYC, RUX Design, USA
Enhancement of Estuary and Ecological Systems, Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design, USA
Network Urbanism, RDKP, USA

Amanda Burden, Jury Chair, New York City Planning Commissioner
Kate Ascher, Principal, Happold Consulting
Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Wellington Chen, Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership LDC
Michael Colgrove, Director of Energy Program, NYSERDA NYC Office
James Corner, Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Helena Durst, Vice President, The Durst Organization Inc.
David Gouverneur, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, UPenn
Matthias Hollwich, Co-founder, Architizer and HWKN
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Victoria Marshall, Director of Urban Design, Parsons the New School for Design
Roberta Weisbrod, Ph.D., Principal, Sustainable Ports



Institutional Sponsors
Buckminster Fuller Institute 
New York University 
NYU Poly

Media Sponsors


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Exhibition Opening
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6-8pm

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