Six thought-provoking, visionary concepts for the revitalization of Los Angeles' arts and industrial district were announced as the winners of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition on Oct. 9 during an awards gala at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
The winning schemes—created by professional teams of architects, engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, and students—envision a sustainable future for the 2,000-acre Cleantech Corridor and Green District integrating economic, clean energy, residential, and cultural drivers to establish a prosperous and flourishing downtown center. Four additional ideas were recognized as honorable mentions. More than $11,000 in prize money was distributed among the winners.
Professional category winners are:
First Place($5,000)—Umbrella by Constantin Boincean, Ralph Bertram, and Aleksandra Danielak, Oslo, Norway.
Second Place—Greenoplasty by LABTOP Thomas Sériés, Vincent Saura, Vuki Backonja, Amanda Li Chang, Eduardo Manilla, and Benjamin Sériés, Paris, France.
Third Place—Reuse and Remediation by Buro Happold, Mia Lehrer & Associates, Elizabeth Timme, and Jim Suhr, Los Angeles.
Honorable Mentions: Escher GuneWardena Architecture, Los Angeles; Zoltan Neville, Los Angeles; and ZAGO Architecture, Los Angeles.
Student category winners are:
First Place($2,000)—MessyTECH by Randall Winston, Jennifer Jones, and Renee Pean, University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Second Place—New Integrated Creative Industry by Ji Hoon Kim, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London.
Third Place—LocAvore Agritech by Ryan Lovette and Jesse Keenan, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Honorable Mention: Lydia Lee Kemppainen, Interior Design Program, UCLA Extension.
The open ideas competition was co-sponsored by SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program and The Architects' Newspaper and was presented by a partnership between the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, which established the Cleantech Corridor in 2008. An exhibition of the winning designs is on display in SCI-Arc's Library Gallery through Oct. 27.
View the playlist to learn more about each winning concept.