Finalists for Park Avenue design contest propose an artificial mountain and a river for kayak commutes

Posted On Tue, February 27, 2018 By

Posted On Tue, February 27, 2018 By In Midtown East, Urban Design

Fisher Brothers unveiled on Tuesday the 17 finalists chosen for its “Beyond the Centerline” design competition after receiving more than 150 submissions. Participants were asked to think of creative and ambitious ideas to transform the traffic medians along Park Avenue between 46th and 57th Streets. The finalists did not disappoint. Proposals call for an Alpine mountain, a massive aquarium, floating gardens, mini-golf, an elevated walkway and more. Although a jury will select the grand prize winner, all 17 proposals will be on display for public voting at Park Avenue Plaza, located at 55 East 52nd Street, from March 5 to March 9 for the second-place prize. Below, check out all of the unique projects.


Wandering River with Kayaks courtesy of Local Architects


Living Walls courtesy of Matthew Scarlett


Yoga Studio courtesy of AMLGM Architecture Design


Subterranean Arcade courtesy of Gaffney-Nguyen Architect


Elevated Walkways and Carnival Ride courtesy of Daniel Elmore


Park courtesy of JBA Collective


Mimosa Pudica courtesy of Marin Architects


30-foot stalks courtesy of Wilkinson Architects


Art Installation courtesy of Maison


Subterranean courtesy of Studio Ames


Forest courtesy of Harrison Green


Elevated Walkway courtesy of Jonathan Elmore


Parks courtesy of Harrison Green


Botanical Circus courtesy of Terrain Work


Aquarium courtesy of Eric Spencer


Mini Golf courtesy of Michelle Schrank

Find more information and additional renderings for each of the 17 projects here.

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