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Turning West Harlem's Waterfront from Garbage to Gold

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The American Institute of Architects - NY Chapter (AIA NY) announced the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, Harlem Edge - Cultivating Connections. The competition called for a redesign of the decommissioned waste transfer facility on the Hudson River at 135th Street, requiring the inclusion of a multi-modal transportation hub to increase connection between West Harlem and the waterfront, and a component to promote health through nutrition. Ting Chin and Yan Wang of Linearscape Architecture in New York took home the top award for their Sym'bio'pia design. According to the designer's site, Sym'bio'pia is a "prototype for dense urban environments where food can be locally grown year round in controlled symbiotic environments and distributed through existing networks of farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and community supported agricultural pick-up areas." AIA NY will be displaying all of the competition's winners and honorable mentions at the Center for Architecture on Laguardia Place this July.
· Winners of The Harlem Edge / Cultivating Connections Competition [Archinect]
· The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections [AIA NY]
· Sym'bio'pia [Linearscape]
· Fun With Urban Planning [CurbedNY]