Flat Lot Competition – Temporary Summer Pavilion

Sponsor: AIA Flint Chapter and Flint Public Art Project

Type: open, one-stage, international

Location: Flint, Michigan

Eligibility: open to professionals and students


Professionals – US$50

Students – US$25


31 January 2013 – Registration deadline

1 March 2013 – Submittal deadline

Budget: Winner will receive $25,000, including all materials, travel, etc., to realize the project.


Barry Bergdoll, MoMA Architecture and Design Curator
Reed Kroloff, Director, Cranbrook Institute of Arts
Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean, University of Michigan College of Architecture
Stephen Zacks, Producer & Artistic Director, Flint Public Art Project
AIA–Flint Appointed Panelist
DDA–Appointed Panelist
City Planning–Appointed Panelist

Design challenge:

Formerly occupied by a series of office buildings and storefronts along Saginaw Street, the full–block surface parking lot known as the Flat Lot has become a staging ground for parades, flower–plantings, car shows, road races, and almost every sort of public event that draws large crowds. The Flat Lot Competition seeks proposals to design and build an innovative temporary structure that provides shelter, shade, and seating for a wide range of public events, defines space within the lot, and demonstrates the capacity of contemporary architectural form–making to transform space and captivate the public imagination – all while occupying no more than eight parking spaces during normal business hours.

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