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Trends of the Trade Marketplace Dallas is talking about connecting its downtown with the Trinity River. The Connected City Challenge: Entries Due October 3 The Connected City Design Challenge is an open call for urban design solutions to connect downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. The effort is seeking bold solutions from professional designers, students, and citizens to guide the area’s future development and assist in securing future public and private investment. The Challenge is structured as a competitive process consisting of two idea streams: professional (qualifications were due in May, and three finalists have been selected) and open (for all professionals, non-professionals, and students of the design community). This summer, the professional stream finalists — Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura of Barcelona; OMA*AMO New York; and Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston with SHoP of New York — visited Dallas and participated in a series of information-gathering workshops with local developers and key city departments. Their visit culminated with a symposium on July 24 at the Nasher Sculpture Center in which the teams discussed their international work overcoming some of the greatest city-shaping challenges in the world today. These finalists will present their design proposals to the public in a lecture series to be hosted at the Dallas Museum of Art in the fall. Building Better Schools. Rusty Crawford Director of Business Development 103 Natalie’s Point Burnet, TX 78611 Direct 512.826.2903 are due October 3. There will be a public exhibition of all submissions in which the public will be asked to vote for their favorite design. Afterwards, a jury will select four finalists, which will receive $5,000 each. These designs will also be presented as part of the public lecture series. Visit to register for the competition and to download a project brief. IMAGE COURTESY THE CONNECTED CITY. Open stream design strategies With the original ribbed texture of Tretford, Acousticord creates a contemporary European surface engineered specifically for walls. 800 200 8120 9/10 2013 5734_TRI-KES AcousticordAd_3.5x4.5_Final.indd 1 Texas Architect 123 3/28/13 4:45 PM

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