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Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Design Ideas Competition

The Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Design Ideas Competition is challenging the design and art communities to envision new, innovative reuse strategies. The 520 bridge – in Seattle – will be decommissioned in 2014 due to high maintenance costs, damage, and the need for additional lanes. You’re invited to design a new bridge by reusing an recycling the old one in a sustainable fashion.

The Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Competition will be awarding a total of $6,000 in cash prizes.

Redesign Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge in a Sustainable Fashion

The Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Design Ideas Competition seeks design proposals which either utilize the bridge in its current state or take the bridge apart and reuse its pontoons at a new site on Lake Washington, Lake Union or in the Puget Sound in Washington State. Designers need to constantly assert the need for advancement in creative reuse; our ideas drive design forward. What is a floating bridge when its function is no longer needed? What can designers do when faced with the design problem of reusing thirty-three floating concrete pontoons?

The competition is open to professionals and students of the international design and art communities over the age of 18. Participants may enter as individuals or in teams of up to four members.

The Organizers will be awarding the following prizes:

  • First Place – $3,000
  • Second Place – $1,500
  • Third Place – $500
  • Best Student Entry – $500
  • 5 Honorable Mentions – $100 each

The Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Design Ideas Competition will have an exhibition of the winning entries at the AIA Seattle Gallery from 18 September – 26 October 2012. A second exhibition will also occur in November of 2012, location and date are still to be determined. A virtual exhibition of all the entries will be launched on 18 September 2012.

Entry Fee

$100 per registration