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 2007.07.01 Solution 'A'

While not at all configured within the 'project parameters' I couldn't resist re-'fungineering' the Euclid Corridor project and harnessing our massive dirigible knowledge to serve the public.

-Dru McKeown

-I know this submission was uploaded late. I took pity on it since TOIstudio flooded. (ed)

Charrette 2007.08.01

reDesign Cleveland Charrette 2007.08.01

location: Cleveland - Scranton Peninsula
intent: The Cuyahoga River plays a vital part in the history and image of the city of Cleveland and presents the potential for so many interesting interventions that usually are skipped over due to logistics/cost or taste. None of which are boundaries here.

With this in mind the August Charrette is for a small structure that shall interact with the river. Program can be a restaurant or bar or some other entertainment venue not to be enormous (like similar structures on the river) but with a scale that fits the site and the breadth of the Cuyahoga at the given location. The main problem to be explored is how to interact with the river in an interesting way and be mindful of the riparian rules and the need to maintain the river as a waterway for container vessels and personal craft.

submission form: Maximum of 2 (800x600 dpi) electronic images (jpeg preferred), 100 word max description.
deadline: 2007.07.31
registration fee: 1,000 fun bucks
prizes: Shotgun seat on the next road trip.
judging: Reserved for the Bratwurst festival in Bucyrus, Ohio

overall timeline:
2007 08.01 - Charrette release
2007 08.31 - Submission deadline
2007 09.07 - Submissions posted online