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Riverscaping/Alles Am Fluss [us Massachusetts]

Riverscaping/Alles Am Fluss is an international and northeastern US public realm public art/design-build competition on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts :: Deadline: December 10, 2011.

The objective of this competition is to uncover new public realm art, architectural and environmental approaches to riverscapes at two scales: regional and intimate. Each designer/artist/team will produce an overall strategy for connecting and relating the four defined sites (and those between) while paying attention to the unique and individual characteristics of each community through site specific work. At its core, the competition asks three main questions of its designers/artists/teams:

  • What models from Hamburg could be applied to our region to assist us in envisioning inventive and progressive solutions to ongoing issues common to post-industrial cities?
  • How can we utilize the river as the catalyst for awareness, change and growth within a region considering the following areas: economy, politics, environment, community, agriculture, transportation, public space, art, recreation, mapping, graphics?
  • How can small-scale, local river art/environmental installations have a lasting effect on a community and its collective visions of the future?

We have identified four primary issues that face both of our regions:

  • Environment
  • Diversity and Connection
  • Creative Economies
  • Collective History and Education

Each submission must identify and utilize at least one of these frames for their entry.

Entrants will design and present an approach to addressing this (above selected) issue using art, science, planning or other inventive means first at a regional scale. Then, focusing on one site (of your choice), designers/artists/teams will design a small-scale artistic/architectural/scientific installation to be placed along the river addressing the topic of choice and site specific issues.

Site committees have been formed for each location to provide a specific site criteria, provide additional information and Question/Answer period and to represent their community as judges on the competition. These committees are made up of a cross-section of members of the community from citizens to planners to organizers.

Deadline: December 10, 2011

Eligibility:

Experimental Honors Planning Design Award: This $2,000 competition is open to designers/artists/teams internationally.

Design-Build Awards: open to designers/artists/teams from the northeast region of the USA: CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, NY, NJ, RI. Four $7,500 awards.

Contact: Thom Long
tlong [at] hampshire.edu
Phone: 001 413 559 5376

Five Colleges Inc.
893 West Street
Amherst MA 01002
USA


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