LA CLEANTECH CORRIDOR COMPETITIONFIRST PRIZE - STUDENT CATEGORY MessyTECH
Randall Winston, Jennifer Jones, Renee Pean
University of Virginia
+ clean is messy. messy is clean
MessyTECH recognizes the full life cycles involved in “clean” industries, which can be complex and not perfectly clean. In turn, messy processes can lead to cleaner.
+ making is messy
Designing and manufacturing are inherently messy, where error can lead to progress and where flexibility reigns.
+ innovation is messy
Creativity and artistry are fostered in environments of cross-pollination and collaboration, where conflict and harmony co-generate good ideas.
+ urban life is messy
The weaving of diverse infrastructures, people, and activities makes for a rich and dynamic urban fabric.
The Cleantech Corridor in Downtown LA is organized around a complex layering of economies, infrastructures, and activities. Public amenitites of the river and the new light rail link diverse districts to create a vibrant new corridor that celebrates the messiness of the existing urban fabric and creates a new identity for Downtown L.A.
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