The Architect’s Newspaper and SCI-Arc launched their second annual competition today, the Los Angeles Clean Tech Corridor and Green District Competition. It asks architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, urban planners, and environmental professionals to create a new urban vision for Los Angeles' CleanTech Corridor, a several-mile-long development zone on the eastern edge of downtown LA. A brief and additional information on the competition can be found here.
When it was first envisioned by the city, the corridor focused on green-related manufacturing, but the competition encourages entrants to create an integrated economic, residential, and cultural engine for the city. They are also encouraged to imagine new sustainable energy sources for the area and completely rethink the relationship between industry, living, and public space in LA. Prizes total over $11,000, and entries are due on September 30.
The competition is presented with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, which established the Clean Tech Corridor. The jury includes Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan; SCI-Arc graduate director and Hodgetts+Fung principal Ming Fung; Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment Romel Pascual; CRA/LA Chief Operating Officer Calvin Hollis; and Nikolas Patsaouras, past president of the Board of the Los Angeles Water and Power Commissioners.