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QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm

The QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realmexhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens, currently under study for conversion into an urban greenway by The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Queensway, and their design consultants.

Congratulations to the winners:
ENYA Prize: The Queensway Steps
Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux
Paris, France

2nd Prize: Queens Billboard
Nikolay Martynov 
Basel, Switzerland

3rd Prize: Make It! Grow It!
Song Deng & Rene Biberstein
Toronto, Canada

Student Prize: EBB & Flow
Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo, and Jessica Johnson
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Honorable Mention: Upside Down Bridge
Hyuntek Yoon
Queens, New York, USA

Jury:
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Co-founding Partner at WXY, part of the QueensWay feasibility study team 
Lisa Switkin, Associate Partner and Managing Director at James Corner Field Operations
Matthew Johnson, Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, project manager of the Highline project
Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, MAS, former Chief of Staff to the former Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation
Ting Chin, Co-founder of Linearscape, winners of the 2012 ENYA prize
Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space
Frank Lupo, FAIA, Steering Committee Member of Friends of the QueensWay.
Andy Stone, New York City Director of The Trust for Public Land

QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter  and is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’
 

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition Symposium, QueensWay Connection: Elevatinng The Public Realm 
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ENYA 2014 Ideas Competition Exhibition Open House 
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm