Re-Ball! A Design Competition by the Dupont Underground

Re-Ball! is an open design competition to turn 650,000+ 3-inch (76mm), white, translucent plastic balls into a site-specific installation in the Dupont Underground’s 14,000-square-foot (1,400m2) east platform. The balls were previously part of the National Building Museum’s blockbuster 2015 summer destination The Beach.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open
Genre Art, Installation
Country United States
Registration Deadline 4 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 4 March 2016
Eligibility All

Description
Re-Ball! is an open design competition to turn 650,000+ 3-inch (76mm), white, translucent plastic balls into a site-specific installation in the Dupont Underground’s 14,000-square-foot (1,400m2) east platform. The balls were previously part of the National Building Museum’s blockbuster 2015 summer destination The Beach.

Re-Ball! is open to everyone across all disciplines: artists, architects, designers, and the general public. The winning entry should be thoughtful, provocative, witty, safe, and executable on a limited budget, in a limited time frame, and within the confines of the site.

Jury
Julian Hunt, Founder, Dupont Underground; architect and Co-Principal, Hunt Laudi Studio
Chase W. Rynd, Executive Director, National Building Museum
Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection
Michael Kubo, Co-Founding Partner, Collective–LOK
Tendani Mpulubusi El, Founder, Tendani Studio
Ultramoderne, Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest, Principals

Prize
First-place prize: US$3,500
Runner-up prize: US$500
Up to US$1,000 is available for travel expenses for the winning design team. If the winning team is foreign, additional funds will be made available.
Room and board can be provided at reduced rates at the Embassy Row Hotel.

Entry Fee
Early Registration (by February 4): US$60.00 (includes kit of three balls)
Late Registration (by close of entries on March 4): US$90.00

Timetable
Winner notification: Friday, March 18, 2016
Re-Ball! Ball (opening party): Friday, April 29, 2016
Exhibition dates: April 30 to June 1, 2016

Organizer
Dupont

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