Terreform ONE was pleased to announce the semifinalists of: Water as the 6th Borough: Open International Design Competition to Envision the Sixth Borough of New York City. The competition called for ideas for the NYC Blue Network and E3NYC, The World Largest Clean Tech Expo. The propositions ranged from: expanding waterborne transportation, linking the five boroughs with transit hubs, incorporating ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares, and electric shuttle buses, as well as providing in-water recreation, educational events, cultural activities, pavilion halls, and climate resilience.
The competition drew 256 people in 86 teams from 18 countries and four continents. It became a big challenge to narrow them down to 30 semifinalists. From here, the jury has a really difficult job to select the winners. The semifinalists will remain anonymous until the winners are announced. The jury panel, chaired by NYC Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden will meet in a closed session on July 14, 2011 at the AIA New York Chapter: Center for Architecture. The winners are going to be announced on July 28, 2011.