Back in August, Bustler published the twenty shortlisted entries of ONE PRIZE 2012: FROM BLIGHT TO MIGHT, the open international design competition for transforming cities with innovation. Today, Terreform ONE announced the final competition winner, as well as three honorable mentions. The main prize went to the project 'MADE IN LOWER EAST SIDE (MiLES)'.
ONE PRIZE is an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities. The ONE Prize 2012 competition was powered by the idea that social, ecological, and economic struggles can simultaneously be addressed through collaborative action and innovative design. Situated in the context of a struggling global economy and the tension of stagnant unemployment, ONE Prize 2012 was a call to put design in the service of the community, to reinvigorate deindustrialized and depressed urban areas, and to repurpose spaces for economic growth and job creation. It aimed to explore the socially, economically, and ecologically regenerative possibilities of urban transformation and design.
This year’s jury was chaired by the Speaker of New York City Council, Christine Quinn. Members of the jury panel who met at the AIA New York Chapter: Center for Architecture to narrow down the twenty finalists to one winner and three honorable mentions included David Belt, Founder and Executive Director of Macro Sea; Katie Codey, who attended as a representative of Speaker Quinn; Andrew Kimball, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island; Matilda Mc Quaid, Deputy Curatorial Director of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; and Mahadev Raman, Chairman of Americas Arup. Miquela Craytor, Director for Industrial Initiatives of NYCEDC and Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of the Friends of the High Line joined the jury session by telephone. Jury members Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief of eVolo Magazine; Evan Douglis, Dean, RPI School of Architecture; Dan D'Oca of Principal of Interboro Partners; and Jason Goodman, Co-Founder and Executive Director of 3rd Ward were unable to attend, however their scores were sent in before the meeting and were included in the final tally.
The 2012 grand prize winner is:
MADE IN LOWER EAST SIDE (MiLES)
Co-Founders: Sarah Fathallah, Matthew Goble, Eric Ho, Rick Lam, Matthew Rouser, Chloe Tseung; Founding Partners: Architecture Commons, CityAPI, Fourth Arts Block, OpenIDEO; Advisors: Tamara Greenfield, Ashley Jablow; Special Thanks to: Kristina Drury of TYTHEdesign.
The three honorable mentions were awarded to:
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Christine Nasir, Dolores O’Connor, Courtney Hunt and Amy Maresko, a team of Master of Architecture students in their last year at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Preservation and Planning
design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design, led by Keith and Marie Zawistowski and their students Anne Agan, Chris Drudick, Jacob Geffert, Rachel Gresham, Shannon Hughes, Elizabeth Madden, Ryan McCloskey, Brett Miller, Elizabeth Roop, Erin Sanchez, Sara Woolf, Emily Angell, Zachary Britton, Chris Cromer, German Delgadillo, Cody Ellis, Andrew McLaughlin, Megumi Ezure, Kyle Lee, Leo Naegele, Ian Shelton, Brent Sikora, Samantha Stephenson, Taylor Terrill, Tyler Atkins, Lauren Duda, Huy Duong, Derek Ellison, Katherine Harpst, Margaret Nelson, Leah Schaffer, Emarie Skelton, and Samantha Yeh.
Justin Hui, a B.Arch graduate from Cornell University's Department of Architecture, is currently working at Kennedy and Violich Architecture in Boston.
All images courtesy of ONE PRIZE 2012.