Contract - HUD Lauches Design Competition to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

design news



HUD Lauches Design Competition to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

21 June, 2013



The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a design competition to help rebuild the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.  

The REBUILD BY DESIGN competition seeks to generate design proposals that create regional solutions, contribute to a better understanding of the area’s strengths and vulnerabilities, and connect to local organizations and governments. Design teams will be asked to concentrate on one of four focus areas: coastal communities, high-density urban environments, ecological and water body networks, and the unidentified and unexpected.

“The competition process will deliver a better understanding of regional interdependencies and foster regional coordination and resilience across the United States,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy do not respect state or local borders, and we too must know no boundaries—both literally and figuratively—as we think about our plans for the future.”

Submissions are expected to range in scale from large infrastructure to small flood protection measures and residential resiliency projects. The competition will help identify and build projects through funds made available through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, The Rockefeller Foundation, and other public and private sources. HUD and The Rockefeller Foundation have also teamed up for recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

The competition has issued a Request for Qualifications, which must be submitted by Friday, July 19.  Five to 10 design teams will be selected to receive $100,000 for a three-month analysis and collaboration phase, followed by an additional $100,000 to design site-specific proposals.  The winning designs will be implemented in the spring of 2014.


HUD Lauches Design Competition to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

21 June, 2013


The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a design competition to help rebuild the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.  

The REBUILD BY DESIGN competition seeks to generate design proposals that create regional solutions, contribute to a better understanding of the area’s strengths and vulnerabilities, and connect to local organizations and governments. Design teams will be asked to concentrate on one of four focus areas: coastal communities, high-density urban environments, ecological and water body networks, and the unidentified and unexpected.

“The competition process will deliver a better understanding of regional interdependencies and foster regional coordination and resilience across the United States,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy do not respect state or local borders, and we too must know no boundaries—both literally and figuratively—as we think about our plans for the future.”

Submissions are expected to range in scale from large infrastructure to small flood protection measures and residential resiliency projects. The competition will help identify and build projects through funds made available through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, The Rockefeller Foundation, and other public and private sources. HUD and The Rockefeller Foundation have also teamed up for recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

The competition has issued a Request for Qualifications, which must be submitted by Friday, July 19.  Five to 10 design teams will be selected to receive $100,000 for a three-month analysis and collaboration phase, followed by an additional $100,000 to design site-specific proposals.  The winning designs will be implemented in the spring of 2014.
 


Post a Comment
Asterisk (*) is a required field.
*Username: 
*Rate This Article: (1=Bad, 5=Perfect)

*Comment:
 




follow us

advertisement


advertisement






advertisement


advertisement




Contract Magazine is devoted to highlighting creative interior design trends and ideas that are shaping the industry on a daily basis. Contract is proud to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage of commercial interior design products and resources that procure uniqueness when designing a space. Contract is the modern interior design magazine that recognizes fresh interior design ideas and projects powerful interior design resources.

 

Contract Magazine Home | Interior Design News | Interior Planning Products | Interior Design Research | Interior Design Competitions | Interior Design Resources | Interactive Interior Designing | Digital/Print Versions | Newsletter | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising Opportunities | Subscriber FAQs | RSS | Sitemap

© Emerald Expositions 2014. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy