2012 Cleveland Design Competition 
2012 Cleveland Design Competition:
Public (free) Awards Reception and Exhibition
This Friday, October 26th, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us on Friday, October 26th as we unveil the 164 submissions from 24 different countries for the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge! There will be drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and of course the public announcement of the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions (of which there are 7 this year!)
This public reception will be taking place where else but in the West Catacombs of the Detroit Superior Bridge itself! Armando Carbonell, Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will be announcing the winners after a few remarks by the Competition Organizers, Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Eric Wobser of Ohio City Incorporated. 
Please feel free to forward along this invitation to anyone you think might enjoy seeing the hundreds of ideas for how we could further utilize an important piece of civic infrastructure. You can also spread the word by downloading and emailing the event invitation PDF or inviting people via our Facebook event. 

We are also excited to feature a lighting installation curated by our friends at Ingenuity which will be lighting the way for us! You DO NOT want to miss this exhibition and awards announcement!


Event Info

What: 2012 Cleveland Design Competition Exhibition and Awards Reception
Who: Open to Public
When: Friday, October 26th, 2012, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: 2433 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 (Enter the bridge from the parking lots at the Cuyahoga County Engineers Office located at the northeast corner of West 25th and Detroit Avenue). 
Webpage: http://www.clevelandcompetition.com/reception

Very sincerely,

Cleveland Design Competition



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Competition Partner: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, founded in 1974, is the nation's premiere research institution on land use and taxation. Funding came from the Lincoln Foundation, which was created in 1946 by John C. Lincoln, a Cleveland industrialist who became intrigued with land use and tax policy as it relates to land through the writings of Henry George. Today the Lincoln Institute, located near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., serves as a non-partisan forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners, citizens and journalists, integrating theory and practice through education, research, demonstration projects, publications and conference. For more information:
Competition Partner: Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative  
The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is the combined home of the urban design graduate program at Kent State University and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. 
The CUDC's professional staff of designers are committed to improving the quality of urban spaces through technical design assistance, research and advocacy. Supported by the Ohio Board of Regents' Urban University Program, the university and private philanthropy, the CUDC offers architectural and urban design exptertise in the service of urban communities, design professionals, and non-profit and academic partners in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Competition Partner: The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project is a community-driven effort to re-open the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge for year-round use as a public space, performance venue, and bicycle/pedestrian connection. A planning study, co-sponsored by the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, is underway with a $75,000 grant through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency's Transportation for Liveable Communities Initiative and a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The TLCI planning study will focus on the lower level of the Detroit Superior Bridge and its potential to provide a sheltered connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Public Square, the Flats, and the city's west side neighborhoods.

Special Thanks: National Endowment for the Arts

At the beginning of 2012, a group of local designers and business leaders launched an initiative called "The Bridge Project" to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use. The Cleveland Design Competition has partnered with The Bridge Project through the grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the process of soliciting ideas for the design and use of the Lower Level of the Detroit Superior Bridge.   

Competition Partner: Ohio City Inc. 

One of Cleveland's oldest neighborhoods, and perhaps its most ethnically diverse, is Ohio City, a culturally rich community located just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Cleveland. Ohio City is a welcoming place but it has a uniquely gritty, hard working spirit that is reflective of its inhabitants since its founding. In Ohio City we still do things the hard way because its the right way. It is a neighborhood of strength, tradition and quality. Chock-full of historic homes, commercial buildings, new condos and townhouses, and home to over 150 artisan businesses,  Ohio City is Cleveland's Artisan Neighborhood.  

Competition Partner: Historic Warehouse District

The Historic Warehouse District is Cleveland's first neighborhood and downtown's oldest commercial center. The Historic Warehouse District features an exciting variety of residential, commercial and entertainment-oriented venues-mixing our rich history with today's exciting new developments.  

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