green design, eco design, sustainable design, Harlem waterfront, Center for Architecture, The Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections, Emerging New York Architects Committee, Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer, NourishingNYC, Urban Agriculture

The project seeks to engage the Harlem community and help turn its waterfront into a non-industrial area. Partnering with non-profit NourishingNYC, entrants will be asked to address public access to the waterfront, create programming, as well as introduce the area and subsequent community to sustainable urban agriculture. NourishingNYC is a program that seeks to achieve proper nutrition for all New Yorkers, so the Harlem waterfront will be the hub of this program which combines food, education and environmental advocacy. They are already known for healthy cooking and produce programs, which should inspire the submissions to the contest.

The loosely defined competition does require that entrants dream up ideas that support a food and nutrition education complex and a multi modal transportation hub. The creative programming ideas are at the will of the entrant. In the past, the ENYA competition has challenged emerging designers to submit proposals to revamp the HB:BX Building, South Street Seaport, Southpoint and the Groen Hoek East River Boathouse.

Registration for the competition begins today, and all are welcome to attend the launch party tonight, at 536 LaGuardia Place, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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