Call for Submissions for the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

Sponsor: The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) in association with The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), The Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), and the Shenzhen Planning Bureau

Type: open, international

9 September, 2009 – submission deadline

Design Challenge:
Open Call1: Bring Your Own Bench – The submissions should be designed to act as a
catalyst that will ‘kick-start’ and facilitate increased participation among the public in regard to the design of public spaces and how these spaces relate to a mass audience. Additionally the Curatorial Team highly encourages participants to create submissions that educate and alert the general public and users to the potential of using sustainable building materials in public spaces.

Open Call 2: Bring Your Own Booth – The proposed Booth should be designed to house displays that relate to the overall “City Mobilization: BYOB” theme and the sub-topic of ‘Consuming/Producing Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2009’.

Open Call 3: Bring Your Own Box (Urban Visions) – The proposals should directly address the great challenges and opportunities of closer integration between the two ‘model’ cities and the greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) region as whole,
in addition to issues of ecology, globalization, transportation, infrastructure, manufacturing, and responsible growth and development.

Submissions Requirements:
Statement of design intent, detailed scale drawings (1:10), concept sketches and renderings, photo collage of furniture demonstrating its use, material samples and mock ups, timeline for construction/deployment, detailed information of outside sponsorship, and a 1 page curriculum vitae.

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