SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition 2013

 SixtyNine-Seventy-Spaces-In-Between-Salt-Lake-City-Urban-Ideas An Urban Ideas Competition 2013


SixtyNine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the area’s cultural amenities.


Salt Lake City boasts a stunning natural setting, numerous cultural amenities, a unique history, a vibrant retail core, and a thriving and diverse business community. Currently, it lacks connection between many of these elements. The design competition seeks to harness ideas from around the world that will activate the spaces between with creativity deeply rooted in the city’s rich context. We hope new ideas will act as a catalyst for design-led growth downtown, helping redefine blocks sixty-nine and seventy, and the evolution of Salt Lake City as a whole. We want the fabric, textures, and essence of this city to create an energy that gives back to all who engage it.


SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition launched on January 10, 2013. Entries will be judged by a panel that includes architects, artists, urban planners, historic experts, and politicians. Two winning projects and fifteen finalists will be eligible for the People’s Choice award. Finalists will be displayed at the Leonardo, around the city of Salt Lake, and online at for public viewing and voting. Winners will be announced in June, 2013. Winners will be published in Architect Magazine.


The competition organizers are the AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with Utah Heritage Foundation and many other passionate thinkers and planners of our capital city. We are architects, urban planners, landscape architects, artists, historians, graphic designers, film producers, performance artists, and elected officials who have a common vision for our city’s evolution.


  • Jan 10, 2013 Competition Launch
  • March 23, 2013 Registration Deadline
  • April 6, 2013 Deadline for Questions
  • April 20, 2013 Entry Deadline
  • April 30, 2013 Jury Selection
  • May 10, 2013 Finalists Announced
  • May 10-May 31 Public Display and People’s Choice Voting
  • June 4, 2013 Winners Announced

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