Urban Shade Competition - Fort Lauderdale
The competition is closed and we invite you to register to keep in touch on the progress to implement highest ranked ideas.
"Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization has long recognized the area around Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue as the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Mobility Hub. This hub has high development potential, frequent transit service and serves as a critical point for trip generation for all transportation modes (buses, trains, pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles). The Urban Shade Competition provides a unique opportunity to imagine the future of the area around this transportation center and help the local community envision the potential for safe, comfortable connections as the foundation for a successful and thriving urban center." James Cromer, Strategic Initiatives Deputy Executive Director, MPO
Competition entries that proposed a 'work of art' as an entryway to the downtown, recycled water, wind and sun at the surface to power lighting at night and interactive elements attracting people to photograph and use the structure, were ranked the highest.
The new urban shade will become part of Fort Lauderdale's growing community and skyline. The design that encouraged users to consider donating to the maintenance of the structure and to the city’s new homeless assistance program for those living on the street near the structure were also rewarded by competition judges.
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A portion of this project was supported through a generous contribution by the Community Foundation of Broward.