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[re]stitch TAMPA Iinternational Ideas Competition for urban public spaces

[re]stitch TAMPA Iinternational Ideas Competition for urban public spacesDeadline: 20 December 2011

Open to: Individuals and teams are invited to . Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter. Employees of [re]stitch Tampa are not eligible to enter the competition.

Competition Objective
The , in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts invite designers to participate in an international urban design competition:

[re]stitch TAMPA welcomes entrants to envision a new interface between the city of Tampa, Florida and the . Utilizing as a lens, [re]stitch Tampa seeks to refocus the Hillsborough as a SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ECOLOGIC spine for Tampa.

Currently, Portions of Tampa’s River walk have been realized. Developments such as Curtis Hixon Park and the new Tampa History Center have provided new access to the Hillsborough. Similarly, the previous decade witnessed renewed interest in Downtown living. However, private ownership along the river and the implementation of misguided Urban Renewal strategies have led to an identity crisis for Downtown and the Hillsborough.

As the River walk is further developed, [re]stitch Tampa seeks design solutions that rekindle an intimate relationship between a city and its river. Beyond merely skirting or crossing the river, urban design schemes will treat infrastructure as a palimpsest fostering balance between built and natural environments. Issues of storm water management will transcend traditional methods of implementation to reveal productive landscapes promoting social and economic sustainability. Issues of ecology should transcend the river to promote green infrastructure throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

 A distinguished jury of Urban Designers, Architects, Planners and artists will select winning entries.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.restitchtampa.org/

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