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Urban Chair 2.0

Public street furniture is like an art piece on any cityscape canvas. They add weight to any street perspective. They play a very important role in shaping cities. The second edition of the Urban Chair design competition offers a chance for the design community to come up with mind-bending new ideas for prototypical urban furniture.

Urban Chair is a design competition with the aim of developing innovative and interactive prototypes for seats/benches/modules that can be placed in a park, street, plaza or any other kind of outdoor socio-urban zone. Urban furniture is the link between a public space and the people encapsulated within. Community seating is the catalyst for public interaction as they create a setting for sitting, resting and other similar activities. They are responsible for drawing people together and starting the process of interaction and dialogue.

Street furniture is an important tool for creating a sense of identity and place making. Effective and quality furniture in a public setup creates an intrinsic relationship between people and urban-scape. Industrial zeitgeist and its mass production methods have eliminated the ”design” from the process of creating new furniture. Though it helped in creating a sense of continuity at a macro level, street furniture has become obsolete, bleak and rigid.

The competition invites designers to create dynamic furniture to be placed in zones of social and public exchange. The product should be more than just a sitting module and offer multiple ways for users to interact with it. It should become an important symbol for the zone and stimulate greater social interaction among the people.

Submission Requirements

  • One landscape oriented A1 (841 x 594mm) sheet in JPEG format, maximum file size 8MB.
    • Proposal may be presented using any technique of your choice (sketches, diagrams, 3D visualizations, model photos, CAD drawings, etc.).
  • A word document must be provided along with the proposal board that contains a brief overview of the project.
    • The description should be short and not exceed more than 4-5 sentences.
    • Five keywords to be mentioned at the bottom of the word document that best fit the proposal’s architectural attributes (for eg: minimal, contemporary, urban, modern, brutal etc.)

Eligibility

The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.

Awards

  • 1st Place: 100,000 INR
  • 2nd Place: 60,000 INR
  • 3rd Place: 40,000 INR
  • 10 Honorable Mentions

Winners and honourable mentions will be published on Archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites.

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