Entry Title: Urban Grain
Award: Honorable Mention for Context Analysis
Team Number: 4363
Schools: Rutgers and City University of New York
About: Urban Grain is based on the heritage of Minneapolis, a city vital to the country’s food distribution network and a main hub for grain distribution. As the team members worked through the design concept, they focused on creating a development that embodied the three parts of a grain: bran, germ, and endosperm. These components inspired their redevelopment and helped them to focus on the layers of urban revitalization that are of paramount importance: access network, active street life, and local economy support.