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Civic Minded - Minding the Future of the Civic Arena

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Preservation Pittsburgh hosted a reception and award ceremony for its [Civic Minded] adaptive re-use design competition:

Monday, 27 September, 2010, 6:00 pm

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA


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The event reception also included a round table discussion between the jurors at 7:30 pm.  The three-person jury featured the architect of the August Wilson Center Allison Williams, Heinz Architectural Center Curator Tracy Myers, and EDGE Studio principal Gary Carlough.

Jurors grouped the drawings into three categories:

 - Urban Planning and Land Use Strategies

 - Planning (re-use) Strategies

 - Civic Space Strategies

Instead of choosing a single winner, drawings were recognized as "distinguished" or as "notable" within their category.

A combination of ideas from many drawings would likelely provide the best solution.

Click here to view the drawings.


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Preservation Pittsburgh continues to seek your thoughts on additional creative ideas for an adaptive reuse of the Civic Arena – a structure with conflicting legacies as both a monument to Pittsburgh’s engineering prowess and a symbol of past human injustices. Through the power of imagination, we hope to engage the community and demonstrate to the local political leadership that viable alternatives to demolition exist.


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   Arena with Dome Opened

   Arena with Dome Closed

Send us your coloring book drawing: design@PreservationPittsburgh.org


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See all of the drawings at the next Gallery Crawl, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust..

Friday, 1 October, 2010, 5:30-9:00pm

Trust Arts Education Center

Third Floor

805/807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

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A special thank you to Tri-State Reprographics, Inc. for providing the printed materials at the design reception (program booklets, signs, drawings, and mounting solutions). Thank you to the August Wilson Center for African American Culture for the beautiful reception venue. Also, thank you to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for providing space at the October Gallery Crawl.


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