The New Architects and Graduates group (NAG) and Adelaide City Council have formed a partnership to rethink the way public space is procured and used in Adelaide. A key element of this partnership is a design competition, Design Festival, which will display and promote Adelaide’s emerging design talent.
Design Festival will enable you to contribute to the quality of our city in a real and meaningful way. If you are a designer with strong ideas about how South Australia’s capital city could improve its public spaces, form a team with a designer and artist – this is your chance to be heard!
This annual competition will present a fresh and new approach to urban design, linking it to Adelaide’s internationally recognised “Festival City” image. It is hoped that the best Design Festival outcomes will eventually be built and serve as venues for performance and festival events.
Design Festival will focus on the transformation of public space and how form, scale and site contribute to this transformation.
In 2010, the competition prompted the design and creation of small-scale items that will improve the streetscape – and in the meantime open the eyes of Rundle Street travellers to the change that is possible through the quality design of everyday objects.
The brief for Design Festival 2011 recognises a commitment to improving the city’s public amenity thought innovative and evocative design solutions. It will contribute to the revitalisation of the former SA water depot site which will be returned to the Adelaide Park Lands as an urban forest.
$2,500 & the chance for your design to be constructed – sponsored by Austral Bricks, supported by the Emerging Architects and Graduates Network
$1000 – sponsored by Austral Bricks
$500 – sponsored by Austral Bricks
02.08.11 – Launch of 2011 Design Festival competition
22.08.11 – Registrations close
14.09.11 – Entry submission deadline