Cleveland Design Competition – Project 2009: Lakefront Station

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Cleveland Design Competition – Project 2009: Lakefront Station is an international, single-stage ideas competition for a new multi-modal transportation center in Downtown Cleveland between the historic Mall and Lake Erie. Designs for this new transportation center must provide the city with a state-of-the-art rail station ready to support high speed passenger rail service, a facility capable of integrating and balancing the needs of various transportation modes, and a significant pedestrian connection from the Mall to Cleveland’s lakefront. Linked into a High Speed Passenger Rail network, Downtown Cleveland will be an important midwest rail center among a network of connected American cities, a fitting gateway to Northeast Ohio.


Cleveland, Ohio, like urban centers throughout the United States, finds itself at the center of a variety of passenger rail planning proposals. Many of these planning initiatives have been spurred by the recent commitment and investment in rail infrastructure by the federal government. While details in these proposals vary in scope and timeline, all must appropriately consider their role in contributing to a complete national network of sustainable communities. By utilizing rail to strengthen connectivity, these new multi-modal transportation networks – and the facilities that serve them – will help reinforce the social and economic sustainability of the American City.

Registration for Project 2009 will remain open until Decmber 1, 2009 and submissions are due on December 18th, 2009. The awards for Project 2009 are as follows: 1st- $5,000 2nd- $2,000 3rd- $1,000.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Christoff, or Bradley Fink

October 5, 2009

Cleveland Design Competition
info@clevelandcompetition.com

cLEVELAND dESIGN cOMPETITION: lAKEFRONT STATION

Ideas for a 21st Century Multi-Modal Transportation Facility

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Design Competition is pleased to announce the launch of the third annual Cleveland Design Competition – Project 2009: Lakefront Station.

Project 2009: Lakefront Station is an international, single-stage ideas competition for a new multi-modal transportation center in Downtown Cleveland between the historic Mall and Lake Erie. Designs for this new transportation center must provide the city with a state-of-the-art rail station ready to support high speed passenger rail service, a facility capable of integrating and balancing the needs of various transportation modes, and a significant pedestrian connection from the Mall to Cleveland’s lakefront. Linked into a High Speed Passenger Rail network, Downtown Cleveland will be an important midwest rail center among a network of connected American cities, a fitting gateway to Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland, Ohio, like urban centers throughout the United States, finds itself at the center of a variety of passenger rail planning proposals. Many of these planning initiatives have been spurred by the recent commitment and investment in rail infrastructure by the federal government. While details in these proposals vary in scope and timeline, all must appropriately consider their role in contributing to a complete national network of sustainable communities. By utilizing rail to strengthen connectivity, these new multi-modal transportation networks – and the facilities that serve them – will help reinforce the social and economic sustainability of the American City.

The approximately 10 acre site for Project 2009: Lakefront Station is bound by the Memorial Shoreway (State Route 2) to the north and west, East 9th Street to the East, and the Cleveland Mall and Convention Center to the South. Currently located on the site is an existing Amtrak Station, the East 9th Street Waterfront Line Station, and a small pedestrian bridge between the north side of the Convention Center and Cleveland Browns Stadium. The current site configuration creates a confusing juxtaposition of infrastructure, smaller transit facilities, rail lines, and largely un-useable residual land. Solutions for a new multi-modal transportation facility must evaluate the relationships between infrastructure, facility, adjacent development opportunity, and pedestrian wayfinding to develop uniquely integrated design and planning strategies. Important adjacent cultural institutions and attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, and Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Project 2009: Lakefront Station submissions must be made no later than 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, December 18th, 2009. $8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third Placed Submissions as selected by a distinguished panel of jurors. Prizes are presented by the 2009 Awards Sponsor, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Entries will be featured as part of a public exhibition and publication at the conclusion of the competition. The Jury for Project 2009 will be announced on the competition website on October 23rd, 2009. Information on the juries for the two prevous years can also be found on the competition website.

For more information about the competition, please visit www.clevelandcompetition.com.

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