1st Place Sergei Sitar Moscow Architectural Institute
2nd Place Kevin Harney University of Cincinnati
3rd Place James Keyhani University of Cincinnati
Citation Reza Bagherza Southern California Institute of Architecture
Merit Sandra Vieira The Boston Architectural Center
Merit Uriy Skiba Moscow Architectural Institute

Bicycle Factory 

Amy Christie Anderson, Author

“...The body is space’s reversal,
              no matter how hard you pedal.”
–Joseph Brodsky “Roman Elegies” to Urania

800 million bicycles, twice the number of cars, exist today. Bicycle production outpaces that of cars by three to one. In some countries the bicycle represents a sports machine, but for much of the world a bicycle means free access to water, food, a job, a neighbor. It can be the vehicle for a small planet.

The bicycle factory is to be located in the foothills adjacent to the ruins of the pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan and the present-day village of San Juan Teotihuacan. This site is twenty-five miles northeast of Mexico City and has been occupied at least since 100 BC Between 450 and 750 AD it was the largest city in the pre-industrial world with a population estimated at 200,000.

Participating Schools:

The Boston Architectural Center

The Cooper Union

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Cincinnati

Moscow Architectural Institute