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SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition
Register: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Submit: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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What it is:
Sixty-Nine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the area’s cultural amenities.

Why we need it:
Salt Lake City boasts a stunning natural setting, numerous cultural amenities, a unique history, a vibrant retail core, and a thriving and diverse business community. Currently, it lacks connection between many of these elements. The design competition seeks to harness ideas from around the world that will activate the spaces between with creativity deeply rooted in the city’s rich context. We hope new ideas will act as a catalyst for design-led growth downtown, helping redefine blocks sixty-nine and seventy, and the evolution of Salt Lake City as a whole. We want the fabric, textures, and essence of this city to create an energy that gives back to all who engage it.

How it works:
SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition launches on January 10, 2013 with a party at 7:00 PM at Squatters Pub. The competition and launch party are open to everyone.   For those not able to attend the opening night presentations will be posted on the web immediately following the event.  Entries will be judged by a panel that includes architects, artists, urban planners, historic experts, and politicians. Two winning projects and fifteen finalists will be eligible for the People’s Choice award. Finalists will be displayed at the Leonardo, around the city of Salt Lake, and online at www.sixtynineseventy.com for public viewing and voting. Winners will be announced in June, 2013. Competition details and registration can be found at www.sixtynineseventy.com.

Prize Money Totals:

  • Jury Award - $40,000
  • Jury Award - $40,000
  • People’s Choice - $40,000

Important Dates:
10 January - Competition Launch
23 March 2013 – Registration Deadline
6  April - Deadline for Questions
20 April - Entry Deadline
30 April– Jury Selection
10 May 2013 – Finalists Announced
10 May 2013 - 31 May 2013 - Public Display and People's Choice Voting
4 June 2013 – Winners Announced

Who we are:
The competition organizers are the AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with Utah Heritage Foundation and many other passionate thinkers and planners of our capital city. We are architects, urban planners, landscape architects, artists, historians, graphic designers, film producers, performance artists, and elected officials who have a common vision for our city’s evolution.

Comments:
c.applewhite
Indiana
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Program Statement Please?

DUn
Canada
Friday, January 11, 2013
Wasn't yesterday the competition launch? The competition website is still just an image with no further information.

Ger
Holland
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Yes it is unfortunate to have less time to work on the competition just because we could not make it around the world for the opening. Please update the website.

Jarod Hall
Salt Lake City
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hi. I am a young designer in Salt Lake City. I am interested in trying something new on this competition. I have done a few competitions with the same people, and for this competition I would like to try assembling a small team from across the globe to collaborate. If you are interested reply to this comment and we can exchange contact info.

Roksana
Poland
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
To Mr. Jarod Hall.
I am very much interested in taking part in this project.
I'm a young (subjective opinion) urban planner with some design skills.
I'm interested in your offer.
Please contact me: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

fpinkstone
nyc
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Quote: ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY
"The competition is open to everyone."

Young Architects take note; if everything is open to anyone then you have just said that an architect has ZERO value in the world. Oops sorry negative $85.00 of value!

No wonder you guys have the highest unemployment rates of all the professions.

Chimso Onwuegbu
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The competition has completed, and the results can be viewed here.

http://sixtynineseventy.com/finalists

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