PROGRAM | FEES | ELIGIBILITY | SUBMISSIONS
For Complete Submission Requirements
The submissions should consider the following:
Be a moveable outdoor seating element
Be suitable for a range of activities (eating, lounging, sitting)
Be suitable for people of different ages, sizes, and abilities
Be stackable for easy storage and locking
Incorporate sustainable practices
Consider the effect the chair will have on the grass-lawn surface
Harmonize with the entire Battery site context
Include a Radio Frequency ID tag (RFID security)
Design a discreet place for a donor/sponsor recognition
Be beautiful, comfortable, durable, and economical to manufacture
Design must work well alone or in groups
Note: The Battery Conservancy will fabricate an estimate of 300 units of the winning design for Park use.
Registration, Submission Deadlines, and Fees
July 31, 2012 – September 30, 2012
October 1, 2012 –
REGISTRATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE to students participating as part of studio courses! Professors and Faculty of studio groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for discount details.
October 30, 2012 November 19, 2012 11:59pm EDT
At any point after registration, submissions can be uploaded to the competition website until the submission deadline on October 30, 2012. All registration fees are in US$ and will be payable when you register online, via PayPal. If your country has PayPal restrictions, please contact email@example.com for alternate instructions.
The competition is open to individuals or teams who reside in the Americas
— Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean:
Students: enrolled in professional programs at institutions located in the Americas
Professionals: architects, engineers, industrial designers, landscape architects, furniture designers, urban designers, artists, and other design professionals whose practice is located in the Americas
Teams must include one member — the team leader — who legally resides in the Americas
Note: All submissions must be original work not previously fabricated.
The Battery Conservancy has the right to determine whether it will move forward at any time throughout the competition. Should The Battery Conservancy decide that no entry is feasible for fabrication, it is under no obligation to move forward with designating winners.
All submissions must be submitted digitally through the competition website. After being guided through the creation of a unique, anonymous registration ID, competition entrants will be prompted to submit required items. The following three (3) items are required to complete your submission.
Two (2) 36″ x 48″ vertical posters, submitted together in a high-resolution PDF file; also submitted as (2) low-resolution JPG files. See detailed poster requirements in The Competition Brief.
(1) a single image of your concept that identifies your submission and could be used as an enticing profile image for your entry. Submitted as a JPG file, 166 x 180 pixels.
3. PROJECT INFORMATION:
Project Title (In any language); Project Description (max 500 words, IN ENGLISH), describing your concept and the method by which you intend your design to be fabricated and of your ability and qualifications to provide any needed assistance to the Conservancy in developing a functional prototype.
4. OPTIONAL VIDEO:
A 60-second video that shows the idea/s behind your design. A music soundtrack is allowed, but narration is NOT allowed. The title screen should include the title of your design but no other personal identification. Video filesize should not exceed 100 MB.
5. OPTIONAL PROCESS BOOK:
A PDF document that includes development images such as sketches, maquettes, models, studies, etc. PDF file should not exceed 60 MB.
All entries will be reviewed by the jury anonymously. Thus, all submitted text and images must be free from any marks, logos or writing that identifies authorship. The presence of any such insignia will result in disqualification.