On December 17, 2015, The New York Building Congress announced the winners of the Innovative Construction Shed Design Competition spearheaded by the Building Congress Task Force on Innovation and Best Practices and the New York Building Foundation. Four winners were chosen out of thirty-three applications submitted to the competition, which was arranged to “create innovative and attractive alternatives to the confining and often forbidding structures that currently cover nearly 200 miles of sidewalks around buildings sites throughout the five boroughs”. The winners include Side+Ways+Shed by Francis Cauffman; SCAFFOLDWING by Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C.; G-Shed by Gensler; and UrbanArbor by PBDW Architects and Anastos Engineering Associates. The winning submissions chosen “best exemplified the goals of the competition of offering practical, cost-effective off-the-shelf designs that are far more attractive that standard sheds” said Sciame Construction Chairman and CEO Frank J. Sciame, who chaired the competition committee. To see pictures and descriptions of the winners, please visit nybuildingfoundation.org/construction-shed
Renderings (above and below): Urban Arbor, SCAFFOLDWING, G-Shed, Side+Ways+Shed.