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06/22/2018
Delancey, Grand & Essex: Pizza & Build
Flash Competition

Photo by Robin Schatell

With the impending shut down of the L train, the MTA intends to send 70 shuttle buses an hour over the Williamsburg Bridge. Once those buses exit the bridge, they will travel across Delancey Street. Additional bike lanes are also being proposed for Delancey Street. Meanwhile, the traffic is piling up on Grand Street from the FDR Drive to Essex Street due to changes in traffic patterns, affecting the residential makeup of the neighborhood. This fast-paced, one-night design competition invites multidisciplinary teams to propose design solutions for moving traffic, pedestrians, bikes, and buses safely at this contested crossroads.  

Jurors:
Aminah Ricks, Founding Director, Future Planners
William J Rockwell, Architect, WILLIAM / architect
Jennifer Bolstad, Prinicipal Landscape Architect, Local Office Landscape & Urban Design
Kevin Erickson, Principal, KNE studio, Program Chair, School of Architecture, University of Illinois
Jing Liu, Founding Partner, SO-IL
David Van der Leer Executive Director, Van Alen Institute
Robin Reid, Senior Manager, Urban Planning, Bloomberg Associates
Michael FlynnDirector of City Strategies, Sam Schwartz

Spectators are invited to watch the presentations and jury comments at 8:30pm, followed by the announcement of a winner and a celebration. Please register to attend. 

Download a PDF of the competition guidelines here COMPETITION BRIEF

There is no fee to enter. All submissions must be emailed to rschatell@vanalen.org by midnight June 17th

Presented with New Design High School.