Metals in Construction magazine 2018 Design Challenge: Design the Next-Generation Facade

This is a competition to generate ideas for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Façade, Material, Structure
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 1 February 2018 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
1 February 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The Metals in Construction magazine 2018 Design Challenge is a competition to generate ideas for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being. This ideas competition is based on the philosophy that the 21st century facade needs to be adaptive and responsive to human needs, especially in the workplace. With researchers probing beyond workplace aesthetics to examine holistic factors, we are learning that air and water quality, thermal control, and especially visual access to outdoor environments can directly improve employee well-being.
Your challenge: Conceptualize a state-of-the-art curtain wall system for a hypothetical 30-story office tower to be located on a 2.65-acre (115,244-square-foot) waterfront site, with 230,500 buildable square feet, at 500 Kent Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn’s developing tech hub.
About the site: 500 Kent Avenue is situated in South Williamsburg immediately adjoining the emerging Brooklyn Navy Yard and Brooklyn Tech Triangle office markets. Close proximity to the East River Ferry and the J M Z trains connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as well anticipated arrival of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar further contribute to the attractiveness of this unique offering in rapidly evolving North Brooklyn neighborhood.
With an approximate footprint of 2.65 acres in an M3-1 zoning district, the parcel carries up to 230,488 buildable square feet of as-of right commercial development rights. The future project will also benefit from waterfront exposure with panoramic Manhattan views and a roughly 648 feet of frontage along Kent and Division Avenues.

Not yet announced

One grand prize: $15,000
The winner and the top five finalists will also be published in Metals in Construction magazine and its digital platforms.
Up to 10 honorable mentions

Entry Fee
$100 for students and $125 for professional teams or individual entrants
$125 for students and $150 for professionals after November 1, 2017

The conference at The TimesCenter in New York City: February 23, 2018

Past winners

Steel Institute of New York, Ornamental Metal Institute of New York

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