Draw up a Chair in Battery Park Competition

Sponsor: The Battery Conservancy, New York City

Type: Open, but restricted to professionals and students residing in the Americas

Eligibility: Professional designers and students residing in North and South America

Language: English

Fees and timetable:

Early registration – US$50 (individuals); US$75 (teams) to October 1, 2012

Late registration –   US$75 (individuals); US$125 (teams)

October 30, 2012 – Submission deadline

December 2012 – Announcement of top designs

Summer 2013 – Unveiling of Prototypes

Fall 2013 – Announcement of winners


US$10,000 to each winning entry (Conservancy will fabricate winning design or designs, currently estimated at 300 units.


Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Allison Arieff, Design Writer, The New York Times, Atlantic Cities; Editor, Urbanist

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Designers, Estudio Campana, Sao Paulo

Rob Forbes, Founder of Design Within Reach; CEO of Public Bikes

Mario Schjetnan, Co-Founder & Director of Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City

Design Challenge: to design an iconic moveable outdoor seat  for The Battery, the 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan (the “Park”), which welcomes six million visitors each year.

For information, go to: www.thebattery.org/projects/chair-competition/