1992 Poster
1992 Competition

Columbus Institute for the Study of Exploration and Discovery

1992 Competition Overview

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.

Jury

Alan Joseph Plattus

Jury Chair & Program Author
Associate Dean
School of Architecture, Yale University

Michele Sace

Full Studio Instructor
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Daniel Friedman

Assistant Professor of Architecture
University of Cincinnati

Serge Romanov

Faculty Member
Moscow Architectural Institute

Peter N. Vincent

Lyceum Fellowship Committee

1992 Winners

Pietro Granaiola
1st Place

Pietro Granaiola

University of Cincinnati

James Keyhani
2nd Place

James Keyhani

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Alexander Trusove
3rd Place

Alexander Trusove

Moscow Architectural Institute

Maria Nozdratcheva
Citation

Nozdrateheva M. Vladimirovna

Moscow Architectural Institute

Alexey Ginzburg
Merit

Alexey v. Ginzburg

Moscow Architectural Institute

Eugeniya Stolyarova
Merit

Stolyarvova Eugeniya R.

Moscow Architectural Institute

Dmitry Veladinirovich Nikitin
Merit

Nikitin Dmitry Vladimirovich

Moscow Architectural Institute

Kevin Burke
Merit

Kevin M. Burke

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Pavel Panov
Merit

Pavel A. Panov

Moscow Architectural Institute