Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach have launched Shore to Core, parallel design and research competitions to reimagine the West Palm Beach downtown and to better understand individuals’ relationships to the built environment. Shore to Core asks: How can we recreate an urban core so its design is intelligent, flexible, and responsive to the needs of residents and visitors? and how can we create cities that are not only resilient, but also support the wellbeing of individuals and communities? In the design competition, two finalist teams will be selected to participate in a three-month design process and receive a $45,000 stipend to develop their work. The winning team will go on to implement a portion of their project. In the research competition, one team will be selected to participate in a three-month research process to develop and implement a pilot study. The research team will receive a $40,000 stipend to develop their work, and a $10,000 stipend to implement their pilot study.
The deadline for entries is August 21, 2016.