Moore Square Design Competition

Sponsor: Departments of City Planning and Parks and Recreation

Type: open, 1-stage

Language: English

Eligibility: all planning, preservation, design, and engineering professionals and students in associated fields of study. Joint ventures and collaborations with students, artists, or organizations with design professionals are welcome.

Registration fee:
$50 – student
$100 – professional

1st Prize – $6,000
2nd Prize – $4,000
3rd Prize – $2,000

10 September, 2009 – registration deadline
29 September, 2009 – submission deadline
5-6 October, 2009 – jury review
24 October, 2009 – competition winners awarded

Rodney Swink
Robin Abrams
Kofi Boone
Sally Edwards
Perry Howard
Edna Rich-Ballentine
Dr. Philip MacNelly
Kermit Bailey

Design Challenge:
Moore Square is a historic, signature destination in Raleigh. It hosts a range of high-profile events with a citywide and regional draw including Downtown Live concerts, Farmers Market, Artsplosure, SparkCon, World Beer Festival, area school activities, and summer movies, to mention a few. Moore Square was not designed as a large event venue, and increasingly heavy use has created significant maintenance issues and compromised the attractiveness of the Park for citizens, workers, and visitors.

The objectives of the competition are to:
-Create a unique public space and urban experience for the 21st century;
-Engage broad public participation throughout the process and in the future; and
-Establish the conditions to develop a sustainable economic development strategy for the Moore Square area.

Submission Requirements:
Entrants will be required to submit a PDF file for each submission
with the following specs:

Hard Copies (7) 11” X 17” hard-copy entries in booklet form for distribution to the adviser, jurors, and administrator. Please number the pages. Include
your registration number.

Images The booklet will contain up to (5) images that best represent the submission. The images may be used in publicity and a follow-up publication from the design competition.

Text The booklet will contain up to (3) paragraphs, each of no more than 100 words of text, that identify the goals pursued and how they were addressed.

CD containing the booklet in PDF format and the (5) images in JPEG format. All PDF and JPEG files will be high resolution 300dpi.
If black & white images are submitted, they should be turned into grayscale images; no duotones

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