2018 Best of Design Award for Urban Design: Triboro Corridor

Designers: Only If and One Architecture & Urbanism
Location: New York: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx

Conceived by Only If and One Architecture & Urbanism for the Regional Plan Association, the Triboro Corridor project is a proposal for a new passenger train service connecting the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Making use of existing freight and intercity rail lines, the transportation link would shift New York City’s centralized, hub-and-spoke transit system to one with more resilient connectivity between outer boroughs. The Triboro Corridor would also establish concrete links and new spatial relationships among diverse communities, peoples, and job opportunities. While some stations would feature simple platforms, the more complex ones would act as catalysts for the rapid transformation of local communities and bolster the economic, education, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. Using adjacent spaces, the Triboro Corridor could also serve as a 24-mile-long linear greenway and bicycle superhighway.

Honorable Mentions 

Project Name: Los Angeles River Gateway
Designer: AECOM
Location: Los Angeles

Urban Design Honorable Mention: Los Angeles River Gateway, AECOM (Courtesy AECOM)

Project Name: North Branch Framework Plan for the Chicago River
Designer: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Location: Chicago

Urban Design Honorable Mention: North Branch Framework Plan for the Chicago River, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)

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