02/24/2012
          ENYA The Harlem Edge Competition Winners Announced Emerging New York Architects
          Posted by Mario Cipresso

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          ENYA Announces Winners of 
          The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections Competition

          February 23, 2012. The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. The Harlem Edge is presented as part of FutureNow, the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme. 

          ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia
          Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA

          2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange
          Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA

          3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest
          Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA

          Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem
          Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA 

          Honorable Mentions:

          Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA

          Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA

          New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA

          Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA

          Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

          The jury selected the winning entries on February 11, 2012 at the Center of Architecture. The jury included: Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects LLC, and Winner of 2012 New Practices New York; Meta Brunzema, Principal, Meta Brunzema Architect PC; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University; Louise Harpman, Clinical Associate Professor | Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning; Jesse Reiser, Principal, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC; and Keith VanDerSys, Principal, PEG office of landscape + architecture, and Winner of the 2010 ENYA Prize.  

          More information about the jury can be found here: http://www.enyacompetitions.org/awardsjury.html.

          The Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections competition explored the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located on the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offers the opportunity to engage the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes recent efforts by NYC to reclaim the waterfront for non-industrial use, as included Department of City Planning in its Vision 2020, the Comprehensive Waterfront Action Plan for New York City. 

          For more information about the competition visit the website:

          Press contact: Nicole Friedman, 212.358.6126, nfriedman@aiany.org 

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