UD4U, a Chicago-based non-profit, staged a planning competition for the abandoned Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The site, 107 acres located in the city less than a mile from Lake Michigan and would seem to be an ideal location for housing and other similar projects.
FIRST PLACE: “HIGH RES”
Lasha Brown, Sandra Arndt, Emilija Kaia Landsbergis, Robert Hon (USA)
Jury comments: “High Res created the most complete idea and feel of placemaking.
It was able to achieve this by acknowledging the surrounding urban fabric and using the scalability of density to achieve that goal. It is the project that most completely addressed the 4 areas that were to be considered.
It has an understated, but encompassing, nod to the history of the site. It deals with the surrounding urban fabric and suggests the type of industries/spaces and transportation methods that should exist on the site.”
SECOND PLACE: “RING OF EVENTS”
Jaime Sarmiento Pastor, Javier Lazarte, Nikolas Briceno, Miguel Linares (PERU)
Jury comments: “Ring of Events was unique and interesting because you can believe that it could be a campus of some kind, either a corporate headquarters or an innovation center, as proposed.
Additionally, it achieved this without being overbearing and was selective with it’s amount and scale of structures.
Therefore, allowing a large portion of the site to be open space that could be enjoyed by the surrounding community.”
THIRD PLACE: “IN FLUX”
Matt Perotto, Rob McIntosh, Megan Esopenko (CANADA)
Jury comments: “This project isn’t really a long term solution for the site, but rather the next 5-10 years or so during the remediation process.
Even though this project wouldn’t be permanent, it is an incredibly interesting and sustainable way to deal with the site as it is “In Flux”.
It creates a whole new industry and series of events that would generate a bit of revenue, as well as a sense of community, all while helping remediate the soil and actually contribute to the clean up process, rather than impede it.”