1992

1st Place Pietro Granaiola University of Cincinnati
2nd Place James Keyhani Southern California Institute of Architecture
3rd Place Alexander Trusove Moscow Architectural Institute
Citation Nozdratcheva M. Vladimirovna Moscow Architectural Institute
Merit Alexey v. Ginzburg Moscow Architectural Institute
Merit Stolyarvova Eugeniya R. Moscow Architectural Institute
Merit Nikitin Dmitry Vladimirovich Moscow Architectural Institute
Merit Kevin M. Burke Southern California Institute of Architecture
Merit Pavel A Panov Moscow Architectural Institute
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Columbus Institute for the Study 
of Exploration and Discovery 

Alan Joseph Plattus, Author

In the spirit of Le Corbusier’s 1929 project for a Mundaneum: “a world cultural capital,” and its predecessors such as Patrick Geddes’ Outlook Tower and Anderson and Hebrard’s World Center of Communications: we propose a Columbus Institute for the Study of Exploration and Discovery. In 1992 this institution will not celebrate simply the anniversary of Columbus’ epic voyage, but also review the epoch of widening horizons inaugurated by that mythic event, including the end of the era of terrestrial exploration and discovery, and the turn to other inner and outer spaces.

The site is Columbus Circle in New York City and the core of the Institute’s exhibits and collections will be a Map Area–including facilities for the production of new maps, a Library–based on both conventional and CD-ROM information retrieval, and a sequence of exhibits containing evidence of human discovery.

Participating Schools:

The Boston Architectural Center

McGill University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Cincinnati

University of Michigan

Washington University

Moscow Architectural Institute