Designing Action Nashville ideas competition

Designing Action is an IDEAS competition to re-imagine an industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River, with an emphasis on creating active spaces for healthy citizens, and highlighting alternative sports and related activities. The 75 acre site has many variables to entice creative solutions. It is a brownfield disconnected from the neighborhoods of East Nashville by an elevated interstate. Almost the entire site was under water in the 2010 May flood. The site is within walking distance of several major sports, entertainment, and convention venues.

Our goal with this competition is to generate innovative ideas and concepts that could enhance the future redevelopment of riverfront property, promote active lifestyles, and increase the quality of life for all of Nashville’s citizens.

Sponsor: Nashville Civic Design Center

Type: Open, International

Eligibility: Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, planners, artists,  students, etc.

Professional Registration $40
Student Registration $25

1st prize $5,000
2nd prize $2,500
3rd prize $1,000
People’s choice $500

Registration begins June 1, 2012
Registration deadline July 27, 2010
Submissions due August 13, 2012
Winners announced September 20, 2012
Outdoor exhibition of the finalists September 20-October 21, 2012
Publication to follow exhibition

For more information visit the Designing Action competition website

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IS NOT INVOLVED WITH THIS COMPETITION. Please contact the competition organisers via the Designing Action competition website

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