Genesis Group is proud to announce that the urban redesign for Downtown Tampa submitted by the international design team led by Luis Mola of Mola + Winkelmueller Architekten GmbH BDA, of which Genesis was a member, was chosen as one of three winning designs for the [re]stitch Tampa Design Competition. Our submission was chosen from a field of over 40 international submittals by teams from all over the U.S., China, Australia, and Europe.
The University of South Florida, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts invited designers to participate in an international urban design competition to envision a new interface between the City of Tampa, Florida and the Hillsborough River. Utilizing Landscape Urbanism as a lens, [re]stitch Tampa seeks to refocus the Hillsborough River as a SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ECOLOGIC spine for Tampa.
Genesis’ Tampa staff involved with the project were Kevin Mineer, AICP, Craig Anderson, Kyle Thornton, P.E., Bruce T. Kaschyk AICP, and James Gilman, RLA, AICP. Genesis provided environmental and regulatory research as well as ground truthing and critical input as local Engineers, Researchers, and Planners.
Other members of this winning team included Miguel Prados Sanchez and Pablo Benitez Adame Arquitectos of Spain, Kronawitter Urban Ecology of New York and Berlin, JFS Engineering of New Jersey, Buro Happold of Berlin, and Krafft-Wehberg Landscape Architecture and Development.
Click the thumbnail below to view a redused-size PDF version of the winning exhibits.
The panel judges for competition were:
- Charles Waldheim - Principal, Urban Agency; John E. Irving professor and chair of landscape architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- Chris Reed - Principal, STOSS Landscape Urbanism; Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- Margaret Crawford - Professor of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkley
- Juhani Pallasma - Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY; Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University. Plym Professor at the University of Illinois
- Chad Oppenheim - Principal of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami, Florida. Professor at Florida International University
- Lisa J. Montelione - Councilwoman Montelione represents District 7, which encompasses New and North Tampa. The area includes some of Tampa's most prominent assets
- Laurie Potier-Brown - Laurie Potier-Brown is both a registered Landscape Architect and a certified Planner. She is also currently on staff at the City of Tampa
- Ray Chiaramonte - Mr. Chiaramonte serves as the Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization - the long-range transportation planning agency for Hillsborough County
- Emily Meeker O'Mahoney - Mrs. O'Mahoney is the President of the Florida ChapterAmerican Society of Landscape Architects. Partner at Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates (2GHO)
We would like to thank Luis Mola of Mola + Winkelmueller Architekten GmbH BDA and the panel of judges for the [re]stitch Tampa competition for the opportunity to be a part of this revisioning of Tampa’s future.
Contact Bruce T. Kaschyk, AICP for more information.