A design/build competition organized by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park.
Allan Wexler, Artist
Chee Pearlman, Curator, Arts and Design, TED Conferences
Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY
Elaine Molinar, Partner, Snøhetta
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
Leon Ransmeier, Designer, Ransmeier, Inc.
The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park invite emerging designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the Park fulfills its role as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.
In earlier years the design-build competition investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. More recently the competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility by proposing designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while also addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2018 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate public seating for the Park; specifically, this call is for movable single or double outdoor seating for at least 25 people.
One project will be chosen. The recipient will receive a total $6,000 production grant to realize the proposed project for single or double outdoor seating that accommodates at least 25 people. All aspects, including design, materials, delivery, labor, and initial installation of the seating structures must be within the $6,000 budget included in your submission. Socrates Sculpture Park has facilities and equipment that can be utilized in the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the project and the recipient will have full access to these resources during a two-month period at the Park, beginning in March 2018. The initial public use of the structures will be in June 2018.
Information Session November 28th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more here.
Visit archleague.org/folly18 for more competition information and to read frequently asked questions.
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