Street Seats Design Challenge

We invite individuals and groups from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Street-Furniture
Country Boston, United States
Registration Deadline 1 February 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 18 February 2013 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The Street Seats Design Challenge provides you with an opportunity to improve the livability of a burgeoning urban area while being socially and environmentally conscious. Design Museum Boston invites individuals and groups from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. Boston’s Fort Point Channel area is a lively community and destination - in 2011 the area welcomed about 1,300 businesses, 33,000 workers, and 1,900 residents - and it continues to grow.
Street Seats is a design challenge which will culminate in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel. Entrants will participate by designing sustainable outdoor sidewalk furniture with a focus on reuse, using environmentally- friendly materials, and innovative construction methods. Design teams will record and submit their process along with their final designs to, in the end, create the public design exhibition.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Grand prize (1 entry): US$5,000
Runners-up (2 entries) each: US$2,000
Semi-Finalists: US$750 reimbursement grant for use in fabricating their full-scale bench
All Entries: Exhibition at Design Museum Boston’s Design Innovation Gallery

Entry Fee
Early Registration Deadline (20 Nov 2012):
- Design Museum Boston Members: Free
- Non Members: US$30
Late Registration Deadline (1 Feb 2013):
- Design Museum Boston Members: $20
- Non Members: US$75

Entries
One (1) 24” x 18” horizontal format poster
Descriptions of design process (500 word max.)
Video (3 minutes maximum)
Model (1/8 scale)

Submission Address
Design Museum Boston P.O. Box 990938 Boston MA 02199

Timetable
Judging Event in Boston, Semi-Finalists and Fabrication Grants awarded: 28 February 2013
Deadline for Semi-Finalists’ fabricated benches delivered to Museum: 12 April 2013
Outdoor Exhibition Opening: 27 April 2013

Organizer
Design Museum Boston

Official Website
http://designmuseumboston.org/streetseats/