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Teams chosen to advance in Movement on Main competition
UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the Syracuse University School of Architecture, and the Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development have announced the results of stage one of the Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street competition.
In late December, competition advisors reviewed many considered and competitive proposals by talented interdisciplinary teams comprised of professionals from Europe, Asia and North America. The three teams chosen to join the two preselected teams for stage two of the competition are: Coen + Partners, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.; Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston, Mass., with Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP, Nitsch Engineering, Inc., and Angie Cradock, Sc. D.; and King and King Architects of Syracuse, N.Y., with Urban Movement Design and the Alchemical Nursery.
The two preselected teams are Marpillero Pollak Architects of New York, N.Y., and peg office of landscape + architecture of Philadelphia, Pa., with Sp(a)de Architecture and Barton & Loguidice, P.C. Engineering.
Movement on Main seeks to elaborate on the street’s role as an agent of social and recreational life. This unique and innovative street redesign, planned for Wyoming Street on Syracuse’s Near West Side, will create a new public gathering place that encourages the community to engage in the neighborhood’s emergent creative life through a variety of movement and new technologies.
Each of the selected teams will be given a $15,000 stipend and have eight weeks to develop designs for a buildable active urban street. The winner will be decided by a distinguished jury representing the design disciplines, health services, sports and human dynamics, economic development, planning, construction and the neighborhood, including Richard Weller, chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and Marc Norman, Director of UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate at Syracuse University.
This competition is enabled by generous funding by The Educational Foundation of America.
For submission requirements, schedule, information on the selection process, and a full list of sponsors, visit the competition website at movementonmain.com