The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter has announced the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge / Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight entries from sixteen countries were submitted for judging.
The competition explored the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located on the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offers the opportunity to engage the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes recent efforts by NYC to reclaim the waterfront for non-industrial use, as included Department of City Planning in its Vision 2020, the Comprehensive Waterfront Action Plan for New York City.
ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia
Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA
2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange
Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA
3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest
Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem
Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA
Five Honorable Mentions were also given to:
This year's jury was comprised of Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects LLC, and Winner of 2012 New Practices New York; Meta Brunzema, Principal, Meta Brunzema Architect PC; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University; Louise Harpman, Clinical Associate Professor | Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning; Jesse Reiser, Principal, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC; and Keith VanDerSys, Principal, PEG office of landscape + architecture, and Winner of the 2010 ENYA Prize.
The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. The Harlem Edge is presented as part of Future Now, the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme.