The partnership of AIA Newark and Suburban and the Young Architects Forum invites designers nationwide to find innovative, visionary and compelling proposals for container constructed multi-family mixed-use project.
Thousands of unwanted shipping containers clog our ports and the land around them. AIA Newark and Suburban challenges the nation’s most innovative thinkers and designers to re-invent the box with their most inspired and creative utilizations of shipping containers as the primary construct of an urban multi-family mixed use project. The selected site is adjacent to a major train station and walking distance to the downtown major cultural centers of Newark, New Jersey.
Designs must utilize standard height shipping containers in either 20’-0” or 40’-0” nominal lengths as the main building block of the structure. These containers may be utilized in an configuration or quantity and may be cut or solid.