The University of Oregon's winning entry, "Grow Your Own City"Timber in the City On View October 24-31, 2013 Opening Reception: October 24, 6-8 pm Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Parsons The New School for Design 66 Fifth Avenue, New York www.newschool.edu/sjdc The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons The New School for Design presents Timber in the City, an exhibition showcasing the winning entries in a design competition that focused on new innovations in wood construction in urban environments. The competition, organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, attracted more than 1,000 entrants to develop proposals for a mid-rise, mixed-use complex that addresses New York’s urban housing needs. The winning entrants, with prizes totaling $30,000, were chosen by a panel of leading architects and professors based on the design’s ability to integrate wood as the primary structural material while meeting the needs of the community. The competition focused on a site in the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, with a population of public housing residents and working artists and designers, and a number of new residential and commercial developments. With a focus on regenerating the urban manufacturing sector and addressing housing needs, entrants, working individually or in teams, were tasked with incorporating affordable housing units; a bike sharing and repair shop; as well as a vocational, manufacturing and distribution center for the innovative use of wood technology. The projects also will be on view at 2013 Greenbuild Conference in Philadelphia (November), the 2014 ACSA Annual Meeting in Miami (April), and the American Institute of Architects 2014 Convention in Chicago (June). For full details on the competition and the winning submissions visit http://www.acsa-arch.org/timber.
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