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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