As our future mega-cities are defining themselves every day with bustling streets and soaring skyscrapers, a city still craves for many things but mostly – an identity. The 21st century from its onset is rapidly changing how we live and how we perceive the definitions of a city rampantly. ‘Urbanscape’ is the manifestation of the built environment of cities. It not only refers to the configuration of built forms but also the elements that define interstitial spaces. However, what we see today is the progression of ever-increasing skyscrapers that dominate the memories of a city, overpowering smaller elements.
Built-mass may define the image of the city, but public life defines its inner workings. This competition is an endeavor to turn the tables on how urban furniture work in cities. From changing them to a mass-produced piece of utility to a more thoughtful in terms of their presence. To root them more on originality and utility, building a symbiotic relationship between the elemental and the whole.
Urbanscape: Symbiosis is a step forward that seeks to bind the concept of urban identity and the furniture that speak for the city. It aims at creating elements that connect the dots to reveal the identity of a city. The challenge here is creating a family of furniture for the desired city with common features in concept/form/color/design.
that needs to be derived from the city into consideration. The location of these pieces of furniture also matters, by analyzing key spots where they could be meaningful to the city as well. The goal of this competition is to give birth to furniture concepts that sprout from the city’s identity instead of industrial convenience. This would be possible in the following three steps. Source and images Courtesy of BOUN .
- Submission Deadline: July 04, 2019
- Submission closes for Urbanscape.
- Public Voting begins: July 05, 2019
- Submitted entries are open for voting.
- Public Voting ends: August 05, 2019
- Voting ends on this date.
- Result Announcement: August 15, 2019