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A new year means the results of last year’s real estate competitions are beginning to trickle in. Of course, the finals for MIT’s annual case competition aren’t until April, and the Philadelphia Real Estate Council’s Student White Paper Competition just wrapped up its submission period. But a high-profile competition on the urban planning side has already announced its winners.
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture recently announced the results of its 2013 Ed Bacon Student Design Competition. This year’s winner is a team from Cornell University (which has a pesky habit of winning these things), with additional jury prizes going to the University of Maryland, University of Nottingham (UK), University of Tennessee, and National University of Singapore. Congratulations to Cornell’s team: Logan Axelson, Caleb Cheng, Katherine Li, Jesse Nicholson, and Travis North!
Since the competition is run by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, each year’s challenge is, of course, focused on one of Philadelphia’s complex planning opportunities. Previous contests have focused on the I-95 corridor on the east of the city and brownfield reclamation in the city’s Gray’s Ferry area. The 2013 challenge focuses on the transportation infrastructure and neighborhood to the west of the Schuylkill river (between Spring Garden and South Street). Here’s a brief excerpt from the competition’s overview: Read the rest of this entry »