Lost Spaces 2015 Call for Ideas

The competition is a call for alternatives improving the use, public realm and ecological value of a lost space.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Calgary, Canada
RegDeadline 20 March 2015 GoogleCal iCal
30 March 2015 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The lost spaces competition is a call for ideas to reframe how underused spaces in Calgary might be used. The aim is to address a particular challenge of public space--what to do with seemingly remnant pieces of public property. The challenge: what opportunities do lost spaces afford?
A 'lost space' is any space that remains under-utilized within our urban environment. They might be leftover pieces, a ghost of the planning past. Lost spaces are part of the public realm, rarely designed to function with both social and environmental benefit to the city.
You may consider a lost space as a passageway, a roundabout, space between two buildings, a highway shoulder, or tenants of the city's history and memory. We'd like to ask you to dream, take risks and stretch what we think is possible.

Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine
Shane Coen, Principal, Coen + Partners Landscape Architecture
Pierre Thibault, Principal, Atelier Pierre Thibault Architecture
Shauna Thompson, Curator, The Esker Foundation
Diana Sherlock, Independent Curator

- 1st Prize: $7,500 CAD
- Five field prizes: $3,000 CAD each Fields include: Water Services, Roads and Transportation, Parks, Planning, and Public Art.
- Shortlist renumeration fee (up to six awarded): $1,000 CAD each

Entry Fee

Two (2) digital boards 36” x 48” in PDF or JPG
A single (1) page summary of your vision in PDF
A concept image (1)

Winners announced: April 29th, 2015

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