1991 Poster
1991 Competition

Bicycle Factory

1991 Competition Overview

“...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.

Jury

Amy Christie Anderson

Jury Chair & Program Author
Associate Professor of Architecture
Columbia University

R. Alan Lewis

Faculty Member
Boston Architectural Center

Anthony Condido

Professor
The Cooper Union

Patrick J. Quinn

Professor of Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

John Hancock

Professor of Architecture
University of Cincinnati

Yuri Nicholaivich Sokolov

Institute Professor of Architecture
Moscow Architectural Institute

Joseph Sziabowski

Lyceum Fellowship Committee

1991 Winners

Sergei Sitar
1st Place

Sergei Sitar

Moscow Architectural Institute

Kevin Harney
2nd Place

Kevin Harney

University of Cincinnati

Jame Keyhani
3rd Place

James Keyhani

University of Cincinnati

Reza Bagherza
Citation

Reza Bagherza

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Merit
Merit

Sandra Vieira

The Boston Architectural Center

Merit
Merit

Uriy Skiba

Moscow Architectural Institute