Bohemian Flats Boathouse Student Design Competition

Sponsor: The Vinyl Institute, AIAS

Type: student

Language: English

Eligibility: All students of architecture and design in North America (and members of the AIAS not residing in North America). Entries will be accepted for individuals as well as team solutions. Teams should be made up of no more than four students.

Registration fee: $10.00 submission fee for those who are not members of AIAS.

1st Prize – $2,500
Total prize money is $7,675.

14 October, 2009 – registration deadline
4 December, 2009 – submission deadline
30 December, 2009 – results announced

Jury: To be announced.

Design Challenge:
The Bohemian Flats is a historic parcel of land located on the Mississippi River’s west bank south of the I-35W bridge and directly under the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

By locating a small park pavilion and boathouse at the Bohemian Flats Park, the site will once again become the destination for the city’s residents and visitors. In addition to the boathouse, landscape planning and additional signage may be implemented within the design.

By utilizing vinyl building products in the design of the new Bohemian Flats Boathouse, designers will be able to ensure the building is not only cost effective, but energy efficient and resistant to the drastic climate changes, among the other benefits offered by vinyl building products. In developing an efficient and creatively designed facility, the boathouse may endure as a landmark on the riverfront for years to come.

Submission Requirements:
A final Submission upload must contain the following files in a single (ZIP) folder not exceeding 20 MB:
-Completed submission information cover page including all team members and faculty sponsors
-Each of the four 20″X 20″ boards as a high resolution Portable Document Format (PDF) file, or individually as 150 DPI Image (JPEG, TIFF or GIF) files
-A copy of the design essay as a high resolution Portable Document Format (PDF) file or Document (DOC) file

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