The charette JURY - Bridging the Design Gap

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  1. 3Dementia

    3Dementia Senior Member

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    Each submission to the charette will be assessed based on 50% of UT poll results and 50% from an invited jury (using a similar rating system).


    Below is a list of the jury members for the Bridging the Design Gap charette:

    Dave Bowick, Principal, Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited
    Peter Clewes, Partner, architectsAlliance
    Lee Jacobson, Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association
    Brenda Petroff, Architect, Contributor, Torontoist.com
    Pamela Robinson, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
    Steven Webber, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
    Alan Young, Associate, Weston Consulting Group Inc.
     
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  2. Long Island Mike

    Long Island Mike Senior Member

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    The Pedestrian Bridge Jury...

    3D: That is an interesting panel to decide which submission gets chosen for construction with interesting design backgrounds.

    When will the Jury reach a verdict as to the winner of this contest?

    I feel we can all stand behind the chosen winner and watch their ideas become reality! With so many good choices this is rather tough,though...
    LI MIKE
     
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  3. marcus_a_j

    marcus_a_j Senior Member

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    LI Mike - As much as we would love for the winning design to become a reality, there is another design that is being commissioned by Concord. It has not been shown to the public but from what we have gathered and pieced together, it is a fairly straight-forward box truss design with some "art" appended on to it. Chilean artist Francisco Gazitua has been commissioned to design the art that will make up part of the design. The budget for the bridge is $2.5 mil. Our intent is to gather attention and get a better design built that Torontonians can love and appreciate.

    The jury comprises 50% of the vote, with the other 50% from the polls that have been placed in each submission thread. Polls close June 12th, and the winning design announced on June 15th.
     
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  4. MetroMan

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    Well, if we have a good technical design and feasibility study handed to the local councillor (Pantalone I believe), there's a good chance that the city will take it seriously. If they don't, maybe the media will pick up the story.

    I guess that was the whole purpose of this exercise.
     
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  5. Marcanadian

    Marcanadian Administrator Staff Member

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    Ha, Pamela Robinson is my planning teacher. :)

    I must say all the submissions were very impressive, I'd be happy with any of them to be honest.
     
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    robinson is my proff to , awsome !
     
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  7. marcus_a_j

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    Adam Vaughan is the Councillor. We've sent e-mails back and forth concerning this initiative. I even invited him to be on the jury. We've also had correspondence with City Planners and people working for Concord. We hoped to have more media attention, but we are still working on that.

    Yes.
     
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    Nice to see Peter Clewes and two of my planning professors on the list!
     
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  9. SP!RE

    SP!RE °°°°°°

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    I am thrilled that Peter Clewes is taking the time to be a judge on this panel. I commend his willingness to do this for us.

    What a great project!
     
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  10. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    Tell Peter Clewes I want him to design the bridge.
     
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  11. MetroMan

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    I think the major fault in this competition will prove to be the $10M artificial budget that was allowed.

    While the more ostentatious bridges will get the most votes from both UT members and the jury, the designs that could be built within the real $2.5M budget will be forgotten and this will be, while entertaining, an exercise in futility since CityPlace would never consider spending 4 x their budget on this bridge.
     
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  12. ProjectEnd

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    /\ But in the absence of any concrete numbers from Concord, we allowed for a larger budget partly because we knew that it would make people think a little harder.
     
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  13. urbandreamer

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    Although true innovation is often achieved on a tight budget. What about a condo sales centre on the bridge?;)
     
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