With this, our fifth SLANT competition you are being invited to submit a design for a public space/park which will be designed to incorporate, either in part or in whole, the concept of “Transition”, and you are free to interpret this concept as you please.
Transition effect us all most days of our lives and it can be found in many different areas of our interests and activities. Politics, the Arts, Technology, History, Geography, Geology, Society, Family, Religion… these are just some of the areas that can express and experience transition, but you have a free hand in selecting your own area of interest on which to base your concept and design.
So in other words, apart from providing all of the facilities and features, including cafés and restaurants, toilets etc. which you believe will make this an attractive and practical public space, we want you to give expression to our theme of “transition”. Some may choose to express this concept right across their entire design, whilst others may select to confine it to specific areas of the park or some to an object such as a work of art, or perhaps others may choose to design a structure such as a pavilion, however, regardless of which method you choose, it is important that you express the theme in a meaningful way. The selection and use of materials used in the course of expressing the theme, both hard and soft (i.e. plants) will be noted by the judges.
The site in question is not a real site, it has been designed solely for this competition, and its location is not being specified.
It is a generic site that could be almost anywhere in the world and you are free to choose the country and location in which you would like this imaginary site to be placed.
There will be merit awards and cash prizes on offer for the best designs and the best 15 projects will be published on our website and our Facebook page.
This is an open international competition and as such is open to all designers of all disciplines, and at all levels of experience.
SLANT is a non-profit organisation and the main aim is to provide an opportunity to recognise, reward and promote contemporary works right across the entire spectrum of design, and we propose that one of the best ways of achieving this aim will be through the medium of international competitions.
Closing date for receipt of completed designs is 28 February 2014
The results of our earlier competitions can be viewed in the Archive and on our Slant Facebook Page