The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute recently announced that SOFTlab is the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition. The second annual competition called for proposals from New York design firms for a temporary installation at the heart of the Flatiron District. SOFTlab’s winning proposal, Nova, will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s annual holiday programming and a highly visible landmark in this thriving neighborhood of New York. Continue reading
eVolo Skyscraper is an international architectural competition organized periodically since 2006. The aim of the competition is to test ideas relating to buildings at heights. ESSENCE by Bomp is an attempt to revisit ideas about the reception of the image of a modern city.
International architecture OMA recently won the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park — the Anacostia Crossing — in Washington D.C. Described as a place of exchange; the park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. To create this place — more destination than elevated thoroughfare — OMa designed the bridge park as a clear moment of intersection where two sides of the river converge and coexist. Anacostia Crossing will offer layered programs, presenting a new neighborhood park, an after-hours destination for the nearby workforce, a retreat for residents and a territory for tourists to explore. Continue reading