ENYA Prize for Emerging Architects


1st: Sangmok and Sungwoo Kim’s fish farm, floating park

July 17, 2008. What’s wrong with New York City’s South Street Seaport? Lack of interest from tourists and locals alike, a problem the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the AIA New York hopes to begin to remedy by sponsoring the biennial ENYA Prize and a follow-up exhibition (along with walking tours, a symposium and lecture) at the Center for Architecture that will run through September 27. Juried by influential designers and critics, including Michael Sorkin and Calvin Tsao, the show will feature 37 proposals by young designers and architects (including students) to reconnect the Seaport with the rest of the island tangibly and in spirit and to revitalize it in the process. Entrants were asked to include a new community center, gallery space and pier at the south end of the Brooklyn Bridge. aiany.org


Ian Gordon’s 2nd prize is for a submerged building scheme


Garcia & Walti suggested two new piers for 3rd prize


Columbia University student Kyuseon Hong’s inland pier

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