SHIFTBoston: Glow Competition

Sponsor: SHIFTBoston, LightBoston, Friends of Copley Square

Type of competition: Open, International

Language: English

Location: Boston, MA

Eligibility: Open internationally to all artists, architects, urban planners, sculptors, lighting designers, and landscape architects.

Registration Fee: None

Ana Bassat – Architect, Principal of b720
Helmut Bien – Director of Luminale and
Bill Kenney – General Manager of Copley Place Simon Property Group
Mark Loeffler – Lighting Designer, Director of Atelier Ten
Otto Piene – Painter, Artist, Lighting Sculptor
Nader Tehrani – Principal of NADAAA
Paul Zaferiou – Lighting Designer, Principal of Lam Partners
Three teams will be selected as winners of the first round. The winning teams will present their proposals at the GLOW Forum event in  
March 2012 to members of the jury, fellow designers, lighting manufacturers, government, academic, community and business leaders.   The three proposals will become part of a postcard series in the Boston Metropolitan area during March and April of 2012.

Winning teams will be given two months to work with a professional from Boston Light Source to develop lighting specifications for their proposal. In April of 2012, the jury will review the three final proposals and select the one that is most technically feasible and suitable to the overall program goal. The winning proposal will be featured as part of the upcoming Copley Square Hotel Anniversary celebration and planned for installation in 2013.

All eligible entries will be promoted on the SHIFTboston blog and website and will become part of the SHIFTboston GLOW book in 2012.

3 February 2012 – Submissions Deadline

Design challenge:

Entrants are challanged to create a new approach for lighting Copley Square. SHIFTBoston is seeking proposals which will capture the beauty of the existing fabric in this unique urbanscape. Lighting design concepts should highlight existing monuments, fountains and landscaping features in the square. Proposals should demonstrate coordinated structural and pedestrian lighting of the entire space, rather than focusing exclusively on the architecture.


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