The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and The Architect’s Newspaper have launched the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District ideas competition, which asks all kinds of professional and student designers (architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, urban planners, students, and environmental professionals) to create a new vision for the Cleantech Corridor, a development zone a few miles long on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles.
The ideas competition requests that entrants “move beyond industrial uses—creating an integrated economic, residential, clean energy, and cultural engine for the city through architectural and urban strategies. Crucially, this competition will provide an open ideas forum for provocative, even revolutionary, new visions of L.A.’s urban fabric and infrastructure.”
Some key dates: Entries must be received by September 30; winners will be announced October 9 at Southern California Institute of Architecture. The school will also present the winning concepts in an exhibition. The top three winning concepts will receive $11,500 in prize money, with $5,000 going to the first place winner.
The Office of the Mayor and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the group which established the Cleantech Corridor, is also sponsoring the competition.
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