Opportunity Space

18 Nov 2016

18 November 2016 – Submission Deadline

Sponsor:Van Alen Institute
Type: Open, international
Eligibility: Teams must include a firm or other entity that can obtain all necessary insurance and permits for the project. (The City of Malmö will waive the cost of the permits needed.) A skilled, experienced, member of the team must be a designer who is available to meet regularly on site and with project partners during the implementation process.
Language: English
Fees: none
7 November 2016 – Registration deadline
18 November 2016 – Submission deadline
Awards: The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, a $5,000 travel stipend, and up to $25,000 to cover the costs of implementing their proposal, including costs for materials and insurance.
• Agneta Salhead Canneroth, Head of Planning Unit, City of Malmö Departmenr of Streets and Parks
• Aså Kalée, Good Malmö
• Gunilla Kronvall, Chair, Architects Sweden Skåne; Atelier 01 arkitektur
• Christer Larsson, Director, City of Malmö Planning Office
• Helene Rahm, Head of Skåne Department, Individuell Människohjälp
• Sara McDonald, Head of New Production, MKB
• Monica von Schmalensee, CEO, White Arkitekter
• Ingebørg Skaare, Senior Architect, Snøhetta
• Marta Stenevi, City of Malmö Deputy Mayor; Chair, City Planning Committee
• David van der Leer, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute; Jury Chair

Design Challenge:
Opportunity Space
is an international design-build competition challenging multidisciplinary teams to propose a temporary, mobile structure that will support economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmö, Sweden. The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, a travel stipend, and up to $25,000 to implement a prototype of its proposal in and around Malmö’s Enskifteshagen Park.

The competition will result in a new public space hub for education, social inclusion, and job assistance programs that bring together new and established residents.

Opportunity Space is the first in a new Van Alen Institute series of Flash Competitions: challenges that bring together multidisciplinary teams of designers and other experts for short, intense projects in cities around the world to take on urgent societal issues through design.