Help us grow a new sustainability design resource in Seattle and compete for $10,000 in prizes.
The Global Design Competition is open to individuals and organizations world-wide and aims to collect a broad variety of design solutions for low carbon restaurants by any means possible, including but not limited to reduction in the need for electricity, food product choices, localized power generation and waste energy capture and reuse.
We encourage participants to form multidisciplinary teams to ensure feasibility of designs by taking into full account the areas of building design and construction, appliance engineering and restauranteering.
The primary goal of the competition is to create a shareware reference collection of design solutions for sustainable restaurants and cafes that will serve as models, in Seattle and other cloudy places. The database will also function as a services directory for design teams. Extrapolating a design in this space is beyond the scope of this contest, which is solely to create a reference collection of designs that are usable across an array of building configurations that include ground floor retail spaces in mixed use buildings.
The Global Design Competition is an entirely not-for-profit project. The organizers will not profit financially from the competition. All prize money is donated by sponsoring businesses and the organizer, a resident of Seattle who does not work in the renewable energy field. All solutions will be posted for public reference on the Internet, through the Department of Energy and other publicly accessible open-source/shareware sites.
The deadline for entries is March 15th, 2011. A winner will be announced June 15th, 2011.
The Global Design Competition will award a $10,000 prize to the winning design.