A common misconception about urban parks is that they are original plots of land, bits of nature that are preserved due to indecision. Parks are, in their right, artifacts, that are conceived and deliberated as any other public structure, with its design area and usage given due consideration.
Parks are the soul of a city. They are part of the public realm, providing access to nature as well as a space for outdoor activities and community engagement. Their crucial role in the urban landscape, demands the conscious design and management of these spaces.
Park furniture is an important feature that contributes to the environment of any park. Parks accommodate and celebrates the diversity of users and their uses, and hence, the furniture must represent this in its design.
Parks may be popular public spots but their spatial design may remain unexplored in following regular and conventional design norms.
Brief: The challenge of the competition is to redesign park furniture to create a new identity for the public place.
The design aims to improve the park infrastructure through smart interventions. It attracts huge populations and services must accommodate all types of users. Privacy and interaction spots can be spread over the layout to suit needs. The careful articulation of space through the customized design of the furniture can be refreshing and intriguing. The park must remain animated (active) during day and night time too.
Safety, security, and comfort must be achieved in all elements and forms. Park furniture can be inspired by its contextual history and represent the city culture and its people through meaningful design inputs. The existing infrastructure and natural setting are to be taken into consideration while proposing the new elements/additions.
Prize pool of worth 24000$
The prize pool is dependent on the total number of registrations received. Please check the awards and fees section to learn more about it. There will be a total of 100 (20%) entries that will be shortlisted for the final awards. All the shortlisted entries will be entitled to e-certificates.