Monday, January 5, 2009

Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100

So the Grand Concourse turns 100 this year and BoogieDowner wants to help spread the word about a fascinating competition taking place to honor this momentous occasion. There is even an entire site dedicated to the Concourse's birthday and this competition, which is a project of the Bronx Museum of the Arts with Design Trust for Public Space.

The website details the parameters of the competition (more details, an application, and specific deadlines after the jump):

This competition challenges entrants to answer these questions:
- What does the Bronx of the future need its grandest boulevard to be?

- How can the Grand Concourse help inspire harmony and community through design?

- Is the Grand Concourse of today obsolete?

-Can the Grand Concourse of tomorrow be a force that catalyzes the Bronx’s positive evolution?

Successful submissions could address these questions at any scale - from the individual human body to city block to neighborhood to entire borough. Entrants are encouraged to address not only the area's built environment, but the natural, cultural, and social environments as well.

The best ideas, designs, descriptions and images will be selected by some of the world's most distinguished designers, architects, artists and critics, and will be exhibited at The Bronx Museum in November and December 2009 as part of the Intersections: Grand Concourse at 100 — Future exhibition.

So let's get some ideas flowing, Bronxites. Let's start brainstorming in the comments...

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