1989 Poster
1989 Competition

Foundation Myths and Cultural Transformations
The Architecture of a Place

1989 Competition Overview

Within the bowl-shaped open area approximately 300' x 500' in the northern half of MacArthur Park, create an urban arena. The arena will enfront Wilshire Boulevard, and be bordered on the other three sides by the existing heavy planting and sloping terrain. The park will surround and interact with the arena so that a geographical symbolism is made evident

Design the arena as a three-dimensional complex for community celebrations and planning. Symbolically, the arena is a cosmopolis.

Design the arena as a place for the participant to become inspired about the culture of this city, and to realize that the world can be reached through its national and ethnic neighbors. A plan of study communication and travel can be made. A living exhibition of world cultures.

Jury

Eugene Kupper

Jury Chair & Program Author
Professor of Architecture
University of California

Sabir Kahn

Faculty Member
Boston Architectural Center

Michael Sorkin

Visiting Professor
The Cooper Union

Frances Bronet

Assistant Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Coy Howard

Director, Undergraduate Program
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Elysabeth Yates-Burns

Assistant Professor of Architecture
University of Cincinnati

Mark A. Hutker

Lyceum Fellowship Committee

1989 Winners

Bob Schatz
1st Place

Bob Schatz

Southern California Institute of Architecture

William Shaw
2nd Place

William Shaw

The Boston Architectural Center

Yuval Gluska
3rd Place

Yuval Gluska

The Cooper Union

Brett Tibert
Citation

Brett Tipert

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roger Broome
Merit

Roger Broome

The Cooper Union

Peter Pawlak
Merit

Peter Pawlak

The Cooper Union

Conetyk
Merit

Conetyk

The Cooper Union