PLAYscapes Competition

Sponsor: Building Trust International
Type: Open, international
Eligibility: Open to all except employees, staff, consultants, agents or family members of Building Trust International personnel. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group. There is no age limit. However, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over 18 years of age. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter the competition.
Professionals – £75.00 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)
Students – £15 (Free to those entering from a developing country.)
1st July 2013 – Registration deadline
29th July 2013 – Closing Date for Submissions
1st August to 15th September 2013 – Jury Evaluation
30th September 2013 – Announcement of winners to be posted on and associated sponsors websites.

Professional Category – 1st prize: We will pursue funding and planning for the winning design. There will also be 9 honourable mentions.
Student Category – 1st prize: $100 (+ Opportunity to volunteer with the build of winning professional design.)
There will also be 4 honourable mentions

The Jury for this International competition will be comprised of both professionals and interested parties. Full jury yet to be announced.

Design Challenge:

The PLAYscape competition seeks to find exciting design proposals to transform neglected parts of cities into interactive landscapes, encouraging public engagement, community involvement and sustainable adaptive reuse. The competition challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes outside activity, increasing socialisation.

Contestants should site their proposals in an abandoned or forgotten urban site and develop PLAYscapes that create opportunity for interaction and play for citizens of all ages. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, local government and community groups to seek funding and planning for the winning design.

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