Welcome to the online home of the Cleveland Design Competition. The Cleveland Design Competition is an annual single-stage ideas competition that generates architectural designs to transform urban sites and public spaces in Cleveland, Ohio.

For the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition, designers re-imagined the abandoned lower streetcar level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge as a dynamic public space, performance venue and pedestrian experience. At the beginning of 2012, a group of local designers and business leaders launched an initiative called “The Bridge Project” to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use. The Cleveland Design Competition has partnered with The Bridge Project to engage designers to propose compelling visions for the permanent use of The Bridge, public access into and passage through the lower level of The Bridge, and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods.

Online Winners Gallery Posted!!!

We are excited to announce that digital versions of the winning entries have been posted to the Cleveland Design Competition webpage here: Online Winners Submission Gallery