Järfälla Login Gate Competition

This is a competition to design an entrance gate for Järfälla’s Public Park.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape
Country Järfälla, Sweden
RegDeadline 29 May 2016 GoogleCal iCal
29 May 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All graduates from architecture, design or social media studies

This is a competition to design an entrance gate for Järfälla’s Public Park. The competition is aimed at young designers from the fields of architecture, design and social media.
Public Parks in Sweden were often called Folkets Park (The People’s Park) and, much in the tradition of the Nordic cultural enterprises, comprises numerous public amenities. The public park has for decades been one of the central social structures in Sweden. It was the place where your parents probably met, where they went out to dance or just spend their free time. In the 80´s these kinds of parks were largely replaced by socializing while shopping, and today this type of community building takes place on the internet. One could argue that today's shopping districts and social media have replaced the basic functions of the Folkets Park, but does that mean that we can no longer envision public space away from computers and consumption? Is there a way to revive and update the social benefits of the public park into a model for our current screen epoch? And how would we enter such a place?
The structures that marked the entrance to these parks stood as their main signifiers, used as a way to communicate this social gathering space. Thus, today, they become one of the first crucial steps on defining the public park in the time of the fourth industrial revolution, globalization and constant connectivity and social media. While designing the entrances to this imaginary 21st century Folkets Park, designers will be encouraged to think of ways one can revisit a public space, for a public that seems largely glued to their screen. Would the entrance be in fact on their screen, or might it provide functions that manage to capture the imagination of a public saturated by social media?

Andres Jaque, Office for Political innovation
Marina Otero Verzier, Head of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, and co-curator Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016
Brendan Cormier, Lead curator of 20th and 21st century design, Victoria and Albert Museum London
Competition co-ordinator Espen Vatn, Oslo

1st prize: 30,000 SEK
Runner-up: 15,000 SEK
People's choice: 15,000 SEK
At least two of the winning proposals will be constructed on the site.

Entry Fee

One vertical panel in A2 format MAX 10 MB in PDF format

Public Voting: between the 30th of May and the 8th of June 2016
The announcement of the winners and runner ups: Jun 10, 2016
The competition entries will be exhibited and judged in a public place in Jarfalla on June 10th 2016.

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