PLAYscapes Design Competition

Result

A multidisciplinary team from the City of Cape Town have been announced as the Professional winners in a design competition that hopes to turn neglected forgotten parts of cities into interactive playscapes. The competition had over 500 registered entrants and a jury including representatives from Building Trust International, Project for Public Spaces, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Landscape Architects Network, 3Space, Neon Stash, Land8 and academics & professionals from the fields of architecture and landscape design.

The winning entry from the Student category has been announced as ‘Bring a Pal and have fun’ by a team from Lusiada University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture and Arts. Student team member Ricardo Morais said, “Initially we decided to redevelop the space, building furniture equipment made with euro pallets, a material that is structurally sturdy, inexpensive and easy to find anywhere in the World.”

Overview

Which city is the most fun? London, NYC, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Bangkok? We don’t know either... That’s why we are asking you, the citizens of cities to make your city more fun. Ask yourself where is that part of the city that is underused, undervalued, by-passed everyday because it’s neglected, rundown or just so boring that no one notices it.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Idea/Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Urban
Country UK
Registration Deadline 1 July 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 29 July 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Which city is the most fun? London, NYC, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Bangkok? We don’t know either... that’s why we are asking you, the citizens of cities to make your city more fun.

how?
Submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape. It’s up to you how you do it and who it is for... Is it for the kids ‘think of the children’ or for adults, the old aged or everyone? We think cities have forgotten how to have fun and need to let themselves go and live a little. So we are asking for your help to do something about it! You could re-imagine a street park, propose a basketball court on a vacant lot, attach urban swings to bus stops, the possibilities are boundless. These are not our ideas they are already in place, we want to inspire you. Get out there, see what you can do to cheer your city up. Then sit down, talk about it with friends, plan it, draw it and send it to us...

Jury
TBA

Prize
Professional Category:
1st prize: We will pursue funding and planning for the winning design. There will also be 9 honourable mentions.

Student Category:
1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volunteer with the build of winning professional design.) There will also be 4 honourable
mentions

Entry Fee
Professional:
Registration: £75.00 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)

Student:
Registration: £15 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)

Entries
One PDF document in A2 format

Timetable
Announcement of winners: 30th September 2013

Organizer
Building Trust

Official Website
http://www.buildingtrustinternational.org/competition.html