Current Charrette:

In order to actually keep this thing moving along the fine folks at LAUNCH Cleveland have joined w/ |re|decle to celebrate the community based idea of taking back the streets. With this in mind a whole new series of charrettes is being offered at LAUNCH based upon the premise of studying existing street conditions and questioning what would make them better. Now that LAUNCH (with its much smoother running web presence) is offering hosting space this site will begin to dwindle towards nothingness as the new location takes over. Do not fret, the events here are being archived and saved for posterities sake. In the mean time jump on over to the new website and take a look at the new charrettes.


Updates appear below in chronological order. You may organize posts by specific charrettes (to the right) or browse through them in order of posting.

Charrette 2007.04.01 Solution 'A'

Existing bridge towers are relocated on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River flanking a new folding 'drawbridge' auto and pedestrian deck. In addition to reusing the most recognizable elements of the Columbus Road bridge, the consolidation of infrastructure on the east bank promotes a continuous natural riverfront between Irishtown Bend and the Scranton Road peninsula on the west bank. The new placement of relocated bridge towers emphasizes gateway onto the Columbus Road peninsula where several other early-century industrial relics remain today.

-Bradley Fink

Charrette 2007.05.01

|re|Design Cleveland Charrette 3

location: Cleveland's District of Design
intent: Possible solutions for iconographic waste receptacles for the district. Submissions could be site specific (please locate site with information and place image of submission on site) to mark a specific area or could be generic for the entire district. Solutions could implement signage, be active, sort waste materials, whatever you can dream up.
submission form: Maximum of 2 (800x600 dpi) electronic images (jpeg preferred), 100 word max description.
deadline: 2007.05.31
registration fee: None
prizes: A creative outlet no doubt stifled at your day job.
judging: Alright, I want to be honest. Until we get enough submissions to start being selective then we are just going to post everything. If we eventually get to the point where clear winners can be selected, etc, then we may start getting choosy and then even, possible, start working on prizes of some sort.

overall timeline:
2007 05.01 - Charrette release (I know it was late, sorry)
2007 05.31 - Submission deadline

2007 06.07 - Submissions posted online

2007 06.14 - Collection of favorite subm
issions will receive additional attention

These images are of generic trash cans and in no way indicative of suggested design, in fact, they are up because we found them silly.