Sunday, May 6, 2007

Envisioning a new Gateway

The Queens Chronicle reports that there are New Designs In Sight For Gateway’s Future.

From National Parks Conservation Association: This public design competition will help redefine Gateway as a world-renowned national park and a global model for thinking about not only the role of national parks relative to an increasingly urbanized national landscape, but the ways in which thriving cities and complex ecosystems can co-exist and enrich each other. In efforts to align with New York City's 2030 Vision, the competition will address threats facing Gateway, including Jamaica Bay's ecosystem and Floyd Bennett Field. Designs will generate a collaborative vision that bridges science, design, and politics, as well as new 'green technologies' and new sustainable design principles and practices for the adjacent waters in the region and beyond.

Architects, landscape architects, ecologists, planners, and urban designers from around the globe are invited to generate innovative, visionary and compelling proposals that celebrate the unique potential of this 26,600-acre national park. Members of a distinguished and diverse competition jury will evaluate the submissions, and winning entries will be presented to the National Park Service for potential inclusion in the next planning phase of Gateway's General Management Plan, which is scheduled for 2009.

Visit Envisioning Gateway for complete details.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gateway has so much potential. I hope this doesn't get messed up.