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Gowanus announces third design competition

Gowanus by Design has announced its third international design competition, “Axis Civitas.”

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 15, 2015.

The two-component competition asks participants to first map and present conditions relevant to the Gowanus area in a Gowanus Atlas and, second, to use that analysis as the basis for design of an Urban Field Station that would be open to the public.

The Atlas, a collective mapping of the watershed surrounding the canal, will be a planning tool and local resource supported by the Field Station to facilitate the community’s grassroots collaboration in the continuing evolution of the neighborhood.

Previous competitions for envisioning future development of this area have attracted over 225 entries from around the world.

A total of $7,500 will be distributed to the winners at the discretion of the jury and the competition committee. For entry details, go to

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