We are excited to release the first high-level details of the design brief for Build New York Live 2015, sponsored by Vectorworks. This release frames the context of the design challenge ahead for the BNYL teams and should enable teams to begin the creative process ahead of the actual commencement of the competition on Monday the 21st at Noon EDT - without giving away any of the finer detail which will be needed to start designing. On Monday at noon New York time the full and detailed design brief will be released and the 48-hour event will be off! And now - the high level brief:
Build New York Live 2015 challenges participants to reimagine the Western edge of the Western Yard site at Hudson Yards. The high-level brief is take advantage of the riverfront position and all of the transport links that are inherent to the site to create a vision for sports-based community outreach which becomes a draw for the entire metro region – and a community resource available to all New Yorkers regardless of socio-economic position. The space should serve as a bridge connecting communities around New York and bringing them into the center of Manhattan through sports.
This new and imaginative flagship project should build on the community spirit of NYC to deliver an indoor sports facility over the Western Rail Yard called ‘Hudson Yards Sports Arena’, integrated into High Line public space adjacent to it and to design the adjacent Residential Tower just to the east in a sympathetic and integrated way.