Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition

Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge seeks creative, unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge's landmark status, think inclusively about mobility & access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors. The proposed designs should focus on the bridge's walkway but can include recommendations for the bridge's roadway and nearby public spaces.

The competition is open to all. The general public, students, and international competitors are welcome, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter.

In May 2020, six finalists will be selected by an interdisciplinary jury, which includes leadership from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, SOM, and Transportation Alternatives. The jury will consider the following factors: team composition; accessibility and safety; environmental benefit and security; respect for the bridge's landmark status; feasibility; and 'magic' -i.e. new ideas that surprise, delight, and fascinate.

The deadline for proposals is April 5, 2020.

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