bi-national design competition reminder

Just a reminder that at 10 am tomorrow the national finalists for the bi-national artwalk design competition will present their projects to the judges at the UTEP student union center, and then the judges will award the prozes at 5:30 at the EPMA.

This was part of the Richard Florida creative cities collaboration. The local committee created a contest for someone to make a physical design to bring together El Paso and Juarez in a shared artwalk project. The idea was to have entries from both countries, but although committee members went to Mexico City and received lots of support, no Mexican company submitted a final project. The three winning entries are  from  University of California at Berkeley with a work called “Rio Grande River Center”, the University of  the Art Institute at Chicago with a project called “Tierra Suspirando” and a group from UTEP with a project called Solutions for Downtown El Paso and Northern Juarez by students who live in and love this region. This group was chosen as a finalist even though UTEP does not have an architecture school.

The judges are Felipe Leal, Director of Special Projects at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and Lawrence Speck FAIA, fro the School of Architecture at University of Texas at Austin-David Sokolec

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