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Design and Build 2022 Competition

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Design and Build 2022 Challenge
“Sanctuary Continental”


Competition Abstract

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, CO seeks conceptual design proposals for its Design and Build Competition from art, architecture, design and other creatively focused USA based collegiate students, teams, and/or classes. This year’s theme is “Sanctuary Continental” and submissions should address the challenge of designing a sanctuary / pavilion like structure for one of the seven continents of the world, primarily utilizing local materials. The design should utilize architecture, landscape architecture, and/or sculpture/installation as a solution while considering environmental impact and sustainability in use of materials. Furthermore, the design should relate to the selected continent in some way and at least 51% of the materials used for the conceptual design should be native to the selected location. Contestant’s designs will need to respond with their conceptual project under the premise that the structure will be utilized by the general public in a publicly accessible setting.

MOA will award the top three entries with the following prize structure*:
1st place– $5,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
2nd place– $2,500 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
3rd place– $1,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website

In addition there will be an Honorable Mention prize of $500.
*If entered as a university class, prize will be awarded to department in which the class resides within the university, with funds going directly to the benefit of department students.

Winning submissions will be placed on the MOA Design and Build Competition archive website.

Download the full competition brief with complete entry details.

Schedule & Important Dates

-December 2021 Competition launches

– July 10, 2022 (11:59 MST, GMT-7) Submission deadline

– July 2022 Top ten proposals selected

-Early August 2022 Proposal finalist presentations (via video conference)

-August 2022 Winning entries announced

Email or call us at 303-806-0444 EXT. 3 with any competition questions.

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