LA+ ICONOCLAST challenges designers to reimagine and redesign New York’s Central Park for the 21st century following a fictional eco-terrorist attack that devastates the park. LA+ invites submissions from architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, and designers from anywhere in the world. This is an ideas competition – no professional qualifications are required to enter.
Five winners will share US $20,000 and feature publication in a special issue of LA+ Journal entitled LA+ ICONOCLAST. Ten honorable mentions receive a certificate and publication.
Lola Sheppard – architect and co-founder, Lateral Office
Geoff Manaugh – author, BLDGBLOG and “A Burglar’s Guide to the City”
Jenny Osuldsen – landscape architect and partner, Snøhetta
Charles Waldheim – Director of the Office for Urbanization, Harvard GSD
Beatrice Galilee – Curator of Architecture + Design, Metropolitan Museum Art
Richard Weller – Chair of Landscape Architecture, PennDesign + Creative Director, LA+ Journal.
The brief asks for a plan, a short explanatory text, and 1-2 sheets of supporting imagery of entrants’ choice.