ACTIVATE Triangle to Look at Reimagining 81.2 acres

Connections 81.2

ACTIVATE Triangle, a public outreach arm of AIA Triangle will be holding a three day event to re-envision a large area of potentially underutilized land near downtown Raleigh.

Up first will be an evening of inspiring talks from the planners, architects, and landscape architects who’ve created New York’s Hudson Yards, the largest development in Manhattan since Rockefeller Center. These talks are open to the public and are designed to inspire those who live, work, and play in Raleigh to be bold and forward-thinking in the development of this growing metropolis. Speakers for this event include Jamie von Klemper of Kohn Penderson Fox; Marianne Kwok, KPF's Design Director for Hudson Yards; Michael Samuelian from the Trust for Governor's Island; Andre Kikiski, architect for interiors at Hundson Yards; Thomas Woltz, landscape architect; and moderated by Clearscape's principal, Steve Schuster, FAIA.

Day two will be a day-long architectural workshop with teams of architects from North Carolina and New York City, exploring future possibilities for the sites where Raleigh’s Central Prison and Morehead School for the Blind are located, on 81.2 acres north of Dix Park. Consideration will be given to Raleigh’s economy, connectivity, and design – for the good of its people and its environment.

Day three will be a presentation and discussion of workshop results, including team visions for the sites and connections to neighboring properties and beyond. Invited guests will include the design community, civic ocials, developers, property owners and the public – especially young professionals making Raleigh their home. The goal is for resulting conversations to continue after the presentations.

Event Details

May 18-20, 2018

Find more information at www.connections.design

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