Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition


Sponsors: San José Light Tower Corporation
Type: open, two-stage
Eligibility: no restrictions
Language: English
Location: San José, California
Fees: none
Jury: TBD (11 members)
Three (3) finalists will each receive a sum of US$150,000 to complete their designs.
1 July 2020 – Registration/Submission deadline (UPDATED DATE)
Design Challenge:
The competition seeks a transformative design complete with dramatic lighting, a net-zero energy approach, and an impressive physical presence that will become a powerful and enduring symbol of how Silicon Valley operates as a bridge from past to present to future. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley can be a structure, an object, a sculpture, a work of architecture—with an activated landscape enjoyed both day and night. 
General suggestions:
• Create an iconic destination that builds civic pride and welcomes diverse communities from throughout the world  

• Celebrate the culture of innovation of the region  

• Invoke net-zero energy design principles in the design of the site  

• Establish a strong visual presence during the day, at night, and at a distance  

• Demonstrate respect for the environment within the Los Gatos Creek/Guadalupe River area while using environmentally sensitive unique lighting (subject to limitations described in Resources for Submitters)
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