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James River Green Building Council’s Green Spaces Competition 2010 focuses on Fulton Gas Works

January 18, 2010 10:01 pm by

The James River Green Building Council’s Green Spaces Competition 2010 is a competition “meant to provide real and inspiring solutions to the land-use questions that face the City of Richmond”. This year’s challenge is to look at the “34 +/- acres on the Greater Fulton Gas Works site and develop a plan or design for that land that provides space for living, working, recreation or something entirely different if it feels right”.

StaySpace: 2010 JRGBC Green Spaces Competition

This year’s competition challenge is meant to provide real and inspiring solutions to the land-use questions that face the City of Richmond.  Our current development decisions put into play a series of events that dictate the future environmental, social, and economic course of a property for generations to come and far beyond the immediate development impacts and costs. Stay Space is a place that aspires to change the way we look at development. It is a place that looks to the future and aims to provide the support necessary to achieve carbon neutrality on a community scale.

Challenge:

Last year’s Play Space challenge asked entrants to develop a recreational green space solution on the 10 acre Fulton Gas Works parcel to be shared by the surrounding community.  Entrants were asked to consider the existing on-site infrastructure, Richmond culture and climate and to develop a solution that not only conserves natural resources but feeds back into the grid.

Building off of last year’s Play Space challenge, this year’s entrants are asked to look at the remaining 34 +/- acres on the Greater Fulton Gas Works site and develop a plan or design for that land that provides space for living, working, recreation or something entirely different if it feels right.  The site can be designed for residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural development or something different and unexpected.

Students and professionals are invited to enter the competition.  Individuals may enter although interdisciplinary teams are encouraged and may be composed of students and professionals.

The competition entries are due by May 21st, 2010.  Entries will be judged and the results will be announced at the Awards Presentation and Exhibit Opening at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA on June 4th. 

A community forum will be held at the Robinson Theater on May 27th, prior to the Awards Presentation and Exhibit Opening, where entrants and the Richmond community can meet to view all competition entries and discuss.  In addition, the City of Richmond’s K-12 afterschool programs will compete on the same site to develop alternative transportation solutions for traveling within the area.

Visit the GreenSpaces website to read more and to register your team today!


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