Suh and Scheffer selected as finalists for urban landscape competition
Lecturer Yehre Suh, architecture, and Konrad Scheffer (M.Arch. '11) have been selected as finalists for the Open International Urban Landscape Competition for Euro-2012 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Suh and Scheffers proposal, Infrascape: Generative Urban Incisions for Kyiv, Ukraine, was selected as one of eight finalists from 48 entries submitted by architects and landscape architects from 16 countries.
Competition submissions propose immediate plans for a million-acre area in the center of Kyiv in preparation for the European Football Championship Final events in 2012, and forward-thinking plans for urban, landscape, and infrastructure renewal by 2025.
Suh is a registered architect in New York state who has worked with Weiss/Manfredi in New York City. Suh's research is focused on the study of spatial products and its political, social, and economic ramifications relative to architectural, landscape, urban, and infrastructural networks. Konrad Scheffer is a teaching associate in the architecture department.
The final selection jury includes Fabian Hormann from EM2N, Switzerland; Andreas Klok Pedersen from BIG, Denmark; Lorenz Dexler from TOPOTEK, Germany; and Vasiliy Popov from the Netherlands. The winners will be announced on April 30. The winner of the competition will be commissioned to produce the proposed project by the summer of 2012.