Vision42design International Competition

Competition Announcement: April 14, 2014

Digital Registration Deadline: Sept 8, 2014 (Midnight) EST

1st (Digital) Submission Deadline: Oct 1, 2014 (Midnight) EST

Announcement Phase One Winners: Oct 6, 2014

Deadline for Re-submission by Semi Finalists: Oct 29, 2014

Jury Review and Announcement of Winner: November 3, 2014

Exhibition of Four Finalists: Winter 2014-2015


This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world—42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase interest in and gain support for the vision42 initiative for a river-to-river auto-free light rail boulevard on 42nd Street. The competition is intended to encourage architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for remaking this important but noisy, traffic-clogged street into an enhanced, world-class pedestrian environment and public space that is served by a high-quality, low-floor, modern surface light rail tram. The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers and its elected officials to transform the street into a model for a 21st century live/work space and transportation corridor.

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