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One Prize 2011 Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening: Water as the Sixth Borough

POSTED ON: January 17, 2012

Please join us for the award ceremony and opening of the exhibition
One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough

In the summer of 2011, The Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design received Honorable Mention for its One Prize 2011 entry Enhancement of Estuary and Ecological Systems.

ONE PRIZE is an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities. ONE PRIZE 2011 turned its focus to New York and its waterways, re-imagining recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and native environment in the city. The One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough competition received submissions from 256 people from 18 countries and 5 continents entered the competition.

One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough


Exhibition on view at the Center for Architecture
January 18 - February 11, 2012

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023

Gallery Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 5pm

Free and open to the public

visit the Center for Architecture Exhibition page

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