On October 7, a jury of nine esteemed design, engineering, and construction professionals met at AIANY/Center for Architecture to select the Stage I finalists of the urbanSHED International Design Competition. The competition challenges designers to conceptualize a cutting-edge sidewalk shed to protect pedestrians, improve the pedestrian experience â€“ and make New York City even more attractive for generations to come.
The three finalist entries Tripod, urbanCLOUD, and Urban Umbrella will advance to Stage II, and further develop their designs with the assistance of a Technical Advisory Group. The jury selected three additional projects for honorable mention.
These are the three finalists:
And here are the three honorable mentions:
The urbanSHED competition is seeking a fresh, new sidewalk shed design thatâ€™s sustainable, economical, meets or exceeds current safety requirements and City regulations, improves technical and structural performance â€“ and creates a better environment for the people who live in, work in and visit New York City.
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