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"The High Line, in collaboration with field operations, is a new 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the meatpacking district to the hudson rail yards in manhattan.Inspired by the melancholic, unruly beauty of this postindustrial ruin, where nature has reclaimed a once vital piece of urban infrastructure, the new park interprets its inheritance.It translates the biodiversity that took root after it fell into ruin in a string of site-specific urban microclimates along the stretch of railway that include sunny, shady, wet, dry, windy, and sheltered spaces.Through a strategy of agri-tecture, part agriculture, part architecture. The high line surface is digitized into discrete units of paving and panting which are assembled along the 1.5 miles into a variety of gradients from 100% paving to 100% soft, richly vegetated biotopes.The paving system consists of individual pre-cast concrete planks with open joints to encourage emergent growth like wild grass through cracks in the sidewalk.The long paving units have tapered ends that comb into planting beds creating a textured, ‘pathless’ landscape where the public can meander in unscripted ways.The park accommodates the wild, the cultivated, the intimates, and the social. Access points are durational experiences designed to prolong the transition from the frenetic pace of city streets to the slow otherworldly landscape above."

Diller&Scofidio + Renfro

Antonello Stella 

Arch. Antonello Stella - Ferrara University

Antonello Stella was born in Legnano (MI) in 1961. He graduates from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Architecture, where he accomplishes his Architectural Design PHd and Improvement Course in Architecture Theory. In 1998 he becomes Teaching Fellow at University of Ferrara, School of Architecture. In 2002 he is named substitute professor in the Interior Design Studio at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Valle Giulia School of Interior Design. In 1991 he is among the founders of n!studio, in 2002 he is partner of ferrini::stella:;n!studio associated architects. From October 2011 he founded as_architects based in Rome and Ferrara. Projects have been published inside books, monography (2007-2009) and the most relevant architectural magazines, among which Casabella, Domus, Architecture Cree , Detail , Architectural Review, AD, World Architetcure WA(China) ; They have been presented to numerous International Architecture Exhibitions (Venice Biennale 1996, 2000; Milan Triennale 1997, 2003) and have received several awards and recognitions (Inarch Award Lazio 2000 and 2001, Special Price at Medaglia D’Oro for Italian Architecture 2003-2005). He took part to many conferences both in Italian and Foreign Istitutes (Royal Academy of London,Ecole Polytecnique in Losanna, Cornell University in Rome, Polis University of Tirana University of Ascoli, Pescara, Rome and Venice School of Architecture). At the moment the office is busy in various projects and buildings in France, China, Vietnam.


 Alper Derinbogaz

Arch. Alper Derinbogaz - Salon Architects

Alper Derinbogaz (Ankara, 1982) is an architect who lives and practices architecture in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University (2005). He won the UCLA Graduate Award for his master’s studies that he completed in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked on the museums, the ecological towers and the campus projects as the designer architect in Los Angeles and Istanbul. He won prizes in design competitions. He founded Salon in 2009 as an architecture practice in ?stanbul. He has realized the public space projects that incorporate the new technologies at large scales. The following years three of his built works, Gate, Panorama and Augmented Structures were included in the Best Architecture of the Year Selection, and received the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2011. Derinbogaz became a finalist in YAP Istanbul Modern (with MoMA PS1) in 2013. Derinbogaz represented Turkey in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in its debut year of the Pavilion of Turkey in 2014. Currently he practices at Salon Architects as the founding partner and runs the architectural design studio at the Istanbul Technical University as an adjunct lecturer. Although Alper Derinbo?az’s designs greatly vary in scale from the towers to the interiors his work mostly intend to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site or the theme. Derinbogaz’s built work operate through experiences of flux by the use of novel technologies. 

 Marco Mulazzani

Arch. Marco Mulazzani - Casabella

Marco Mulazzani (1959) is associate professor in the History of Architecture at the University of Ferrara. Since 1998 he has been on the editorial staff of «Casabella» and curator, until 2009, of Almanacco di Casabella, an annual special edition dedicated to young Italian architects. He has published, among others, the volumes I padiglioni della Biennale. Venezia 1887-1988 (Electa 1988, 2014); Guida all’architettura italiana del Novecento (Electa 1991, with S. Polano); Luigi Moretti. Opere e scritti (Electa 2000, Princeton Architectural Press 2002, with F. Bucci), Giuseppe Vaccaro (Electa 2002), Massimo e Gabriella Carmassi (Electa 2004), Francesco Mansutti e Gino Miozzo. Architetture per la gioventù (Skira-MART 2005), Architetti italiani. Le nuove generazioni (Electa 2006), Case del balilla. Architettura e fascismo (Electa 2008, with R. Capomolla and R. Vittorini), Ipostudio. La concretezza della modernità (Electa 2008); Architettura e paesaggio costruito. Palerm & Tabares de Nava (Electa 2010); Recupero, conservazione, riuso. Un centro culturale nel mattatoio di Roma. Massimo Carmassi (Electa 2011); Architetture, luoghi, Paesaggi. Marco Ciarlo Associati, (Electa 2011); Werner Tscholl. Architetture /Architekturen, (Electa 2013). 


First Prize



Joseph Varholick

Posin Wang




First Mention



Andrew Grant

Justin Hung





Second Mention



Osman Hacioglu

Fatos Basaran

Ali Dulger

Nurdan Karagunlu




Third Mention



Leila M. Farah

Michael Good

Mark Gorgolewski

John J. Han



Third Mention



Gaetano Carambia

Francesca Turrini




Third Mention


Luca Battisti

Italy - France

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This competition is closed for other registration, the Deadline was: 2015-04-03