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 for Seattle’s 520 floating bridge, which will be decommissioned in 2014. The Competition seeks design proposals which either utilize the bridge in its current state or take the bridge apart and reuse its pontoons. It asks the questions: 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?
June 5, 2012 Competition Announcement; Early Registration Begins; Inquiry Period Begins
July 5, 2012 End of Early Registration
July 20, 2012 Inquiry Deadline
August 10, 2012 Registration Closes
August 15, 2012 Submissions Due
September 21, 2012 Awards Announced at Seattle Design Festival and on Website
Sept. 18 – Oct. 26, 2012 Public Exhibition in AIA Seattle Gallery; Virtual Exhibition Launched
The Transforming Seattle’s 520 Floating Bridge 2012 International Design Ideas Competition will be awarding a total of $6,000 in cash prizes.* Each submittal is only eligible for one award.
First Place – $3,000
Second Place – $1,500
Third Place – $500
Best Student Entry – $500
5 Honorable Mentions – $100 each
The Competition has no authority to award a design contract for this project. It is an ideas competition with the intent only to promote innovation and discussion. The competition is in no way linked to the Washington State Department of Transportation or any other controlling government agency.
More information on rethinkreuse.org