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Rio Rancho Ad Hoc Committee-of-One is proud to announce its
1997 nominees for outstanding Achievements in Creative and Grotesque
Planning and Design. Six out of numerous outstanding candidates
were selected for consideration for first, second and third place
Readers may vote for their favorites by submitting letters-of-commendation
to the Rio Rancho Office of City Planning.
The three winners will receive a truckload each of somewhat over-ripe
bananas. This year's six nominees:
Majestic Intel obscuring Sandia Mountain
(Barely visible above the roof-line)
Building, south side on 528: The message of the stark wall
thunders with power and eloquence; so you're leaving us to wallow
in the decadence of Santa Fe? A pox and incurable plague on you
and your wheels. The sudden and unexpected energy of the reprimand
lends to force the dramatic architectural style.
Days Inn, south wall, on 528: Same
message, delivered for the impact of its repetition, and with a
subtlety that reinforces and multiplies the raw power of the Presbyterian.
Chalmers, Cars-A-Plenty- Rt. 528: What better way to welcome
strangers to the city than through the magic of a used car lot?
The project architects honored themselves through their achievement
and land-use designers successfully blocked intrusion by park planners
determined to force the public into extravagant exposure to trees,
river and mountains, brilliantly providing protection via hotels,
office buildings and other structures. The American flag adds an
extra touch of glory to the achievement.
help us locate this one....
it could not possibly be lost!
Rt. 528: The structure deserves particular commendation for providing
excitement and intrigue by challenging viewers and patrons into
the sport of determining which way the structure is facing and where
the entrance may or may not be. The failure of the enterprise may
in part have been due to the severity of the challenge, but the
interest generated justified any reservation or set-back.
Standard: Rio Rancho Plazas: Sixteen
plazas, imaginatively disguised as parking lots for strip malls,
earn and deserve particular commendation for preserving open space
through the use of black-top and yellow stripes. Special appreciation
to Hilltop Plaza for the extensive parking acreage created to protect
the public from invasive plaza-style tress, walkways, craft-and-art
displays, seating and recreation accommodations. The combination
and blending of roadway and parking should also be recognized for
providing an additional opportunity for driver and spectator dodge-and-crash
Joseph's Healthcare Center, Northgate: Inspired by the concept
of the Hollywood mausoleum, the black dome structure suggests to
the patient a quick voyage from robust health to eternity, with
less time spent with the middleman.
Southern Blvd.: Although chain company architecture ordinarily does
not qualify for an award because of its thorough, consistent and
superior mediocrity, MacDonald's merits special appreciation. The
brilliant achievements of its architects have provided Rio Rancho
with a creation in conflict with its entire environment and beyond,
including neighboring structures, strip malls, highways, trees,
flowers, sky and children. A special commendation for the flexible
utilitarian qualities of the glass structure, quickly and easily
converted to a goldfish tank, skin-diving training center and tropical