Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is excited to launch the international design competition, Designing Action, sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Designing Action is an IDEAS competition to envision the many ways infrastructure that promotes active, healthy-living could accomplish Nashville’s desire to become the “Healthiest City in the Southeast.”
The competition begins Friday, June 1st and all submissions are due by Monday, August 13th.
Big ideas can inspire big change, and Nashville is a city that thinks big! Designing Action seeks to encourage the reimagination of an industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River, with emphasis on creating active spaces for healthy citizens, and highlighting alternative sports and related activities. The site has many variables to entice creative solutions. It is a brownfield that is disconnected from the neighborhoods of East Nashville by an elevated interstate. Almost the entire site was under water in the 2010 May flood; it is within walking distance of several major sports, entertainment and convention venues.
Our goal with this ideas competition is to generate innovative ideas and concepts that could enhance the future redevelopment of riverfront property, promote active lifestyles and increase the quality of life for all of Nashville’s citizens.
The competition website is: www.designing-action.org
Download the Designing Action booklet