Imagining an innovative urban vision for the recently designated Los Angeles Cleantech district in downtown Los Angeles is the current focus of SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program. Under the direction of faculty member Peter Zellner and David Bergman, the post-professional degree program has once again partnered with The Architect's Newspaper to sponsor its latest open ideas competition, Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor & Green District Competition.
The competition asked architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, urban planners, students and environmental professionals to create an innovative urban vision for Los Angeles' Cleantech Corridor, a several-mile-long development zone on the eastern edge of downtown LA. It asked entrants to move beyond industrial uses—creating an integrated economic, residential, clean energy, and cultural engine for the city through architectural and urban strategies.
Awards will be given in professional and student categories and winners will be announced in a ceremony taking place Saturday, October 9 at SCI-Arc at 2pm, followed by an exhibition of the Competition work.
The competition, which offers more than $11,000 in prize money, is presented with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), which established the Cleantech Corridor. Crucially, this competition will provide an open ideas forum for provocative, even revolutionary, new visions of LA's urban fabric and infrastructure.