SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between

Urban Ideas Competition

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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SixtyNine Seventy has launched The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition

SixtyNine 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.

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. 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.

The competition organizers are the AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with Utah Heritage Foundation. 

The competition is open to everyone. Entrants are encouraged to form design groups with a varied composition of experts in any of the fields related to the built environment. 

Awards amounting to $120,000 will be distributed as follows:
JURY AWARD - $40,000
JURY AWARD - $40,000
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - $40,000

All submission materials must be sent by 20 April 2013.

 

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