Competitions

CURRENT COMPETITION – DAWNTOWN 2014

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Recently, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado declared March as Miami Bike Month.  And why shouldn’t it?  Did you see the latest gathering this past Friday for Critical Mass?  Hundreds of people, including celebrity cyclists and NBA megastars Dwyane Wade and Lebron James, were in attendance for a 13 mile trek around Miami.  Cycling has become the latest “thing” in Miami.  However, it could be more than just a monthly ride.  Why not see cycling as a serious solution to the traffic congestion problems in and out of the city?  Cities like Amsterdam and Chicago seem to think of it as a real solution.  It doesn’t have to just be about bikes either, car sharing has become a major business as well and could also assist with making our streets safer.  What if there was a place in Miami, built infrastructure that helped promote these solutions?  Well there could be…..that’s where DawnTown needs your help.

We are officially launching our new architecture ideas competition for 2014, called Alternative Mobilities.  The competition is open to professionals and students of architecture and other design fields to come up with a new type of transportation hub. One that acts as a generator for new ways to move around downtown in a more sustainable fashion.

Included here is our competition brief:
Alternative Mobilities Competition Brief – FINAL

This time we around we are instituting a registration fee. Why you ask?  Many of you have alerted us that printing, mounting on foam core, and shipping your competition boards have cost you $100 to $150!  Instead, we’ve decided to reduce the amount of printed material by asking you only submit your projects digitally.  The fee allows us to do the printing for you.  It’s all explained in the brief above.
Currently, the registration fees are as follows:

EARLY BIRD………$25.00 US     (Register before March 27th)
REGULAR REGISTRATION……….$40.00 US  (After March 27th)

Act soon and take advantage of our early bird registration.  In order to do so visit our Eventbrite page:  https://dawntownmiami.eventbrite.com

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PAST COMPETITIONS

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COMPETITION UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED – JANUARY 29TH.

To download instructions on how to submit portfolios and where to submit them, download the forms here: Call For Portfolios 2013

March 2013 saw two young architects, Jacob Brillhart and Manuel Clavel create the first DawnTown Design/Build installation at HistoryMiami. Building upon the successful event, DAWNTOWN DESIGN/BUILD 2 looks to carry on that legacy with a new installation. The search begins for a new designers to submit their creative work and be a part of the call for portfolios in the first round of this latest competition. Once again, DawnTown will reward one team or individual the opportunity to create and install an innovative architecture piece in downtown Miami. This competition seeks the talents of a designer or design team to create a low cost, innovative, and temporary installation in Miami.

The competition is open to architects, artists, and all creative professionals. Designers can work individually or collaboratively in teams, and multinational teams are welcome to compete as well.

Interested designers/design teams must submit a maximum six(6) page PDF. The PDF should include all competing participants with a short biography of each, a one(1) page essay on their design philosophy, and samples of their existing work(either built/unbuilt). Work samples should demonstrate an entrant’s ability to be artistic and innovative. Entries will be collected from December 3 2013 to January 17 2014, with finalists being announced on January 30th.

UPDATED FEB.8.2013 —> Competition Brief can be downloaded here: Landmark Competition Brief – FINAL

UPDATED FEB.11.2013 —>  Site map PDF can be downloaded here:  Site / Park Layout

UPDATED FEB.23.2013 —>  Questions and Answers:  Q&A Landmark

UPDATED FEB.23.2013 —>  Site map PDF showing Boundary: site plan and boundary

UPDATED FEB.26.2013 —>  Detail PDF of Fountain, bay walk of the Site(includes scale and some dimensions):  Bayfront Park Details

UPDATE APRIL 9.2013 – Since April 15th is the dreaded tax day here in the United States, we thought it best to give all of you competing in LANDMARK MIAMI a few extra days to finish up those boards.  Although the deadline to register remains the same, the deadline for submitting your materials has now moved to APRIL 23rd!  Submit all digital materials to materials@dawntown.org and don’t forget to read the instructions in the competition brief to send the physical boards.

LANDMARK MIAMI POSTER

DawnTown is launching its latest ideas competition for the 2013 season, entitled LANDMARK MIAMI. The competition is centered around the idea of how cities
are recognized and perceived through architecture. Many citie worldwide are instantly identified by their exclusive architectural elements: Seattle has the Space Needle, St.Louis has the Arch, Paris the Eiffel Tower, Sydney has it’s Opera House, and the list goes on. This raises the question: What is Miami’s landmark? Although this city has impressive local architectural gems (The Freedom Tower, Miami Marine Stadium), these buildings reflect a different character and time period of Miami. In the last 10 years,
the city has radically changed and continues to do so. What this competition seeks, is not to replace the significant architecture, but to add a new landmark representing what Miami is about today and for the future.
The competition is open to all designers, professionals and students, and there is no registration fee. The launch date is February 1st with a materials deadline on April 15th. This year’s site is Bayfront Park, toward the waterfront where currently the Noguchi fountain sits. Designers will be tasked to create a new icon or symbol within the park and overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay.  This year’s DawnTown jury is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Members of the jury include Allan Shulman, FAIA, Principal of Shulman+Associates and President of the AIA Miami chapter;  Damir Sinovcic, Author and Editor of the architectural publication DesignBook; Sonia Bogensperger,Marketing and Business Development Manager for the Miami Downtown Development Authority; and
Manuel Clavel-Rojo, Principal of Clavel Arquitectos in Murcia, Spain and recent DawnTown Design/Build winner.

Prizes to the top three proposals will be awarded in the amounts of $3000, $1500, and
$500 US.
As in our past competitions, DawnTown is looking for ideas that spark discussions and change for the city of Miami. LANDMARK MIAMI is the fifth (5) ideas competition on and sixth (6) overall by DawnTown. This project is sponsored by the Miami Downtown
Development Authority.

*** BELOW IS THE DAWNTOWN LANDMARK MIAMI LOGO THAT NEEDS TO APPEAR ON BOTH OF YOUR COMPETITION BOARDS.  YOU MUST PUT YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER BELOW THE TITLE “DAWNTOWN | MIAMI” AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGE ***

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After months of anticipation, DawnTown is back for its 5th competition!

In the last four years, DawnTown’s annual ideas competitions have attracted designers from around the world to present new and creative possibilities for Miami. Now in its fifth year, DawnTown seeks to turn these ideas into reality through DAWNTOWN DESIGN/BUILD . This competition seeks the talents of a designer or design team to create a low cost, innovative, and temporary installation in Miami.

The competition is open to architects, artists, and all creative professionals. Designers can work individually or collaboratively in teams, with the requirement that at least one team member is located in the United States.

Interested designers/design teams must submit a six(6) page PDF. The PDF should include all competing participants with a short biography of each, a one(1) page essay on their design philosophy, and samples of their existing work(either built/unbuilt). Work samples should demonstrate an entrant’s ability to be artistic and innovative. Entries will be collected from September 17th 2012 to October 31th 2012, with finalists being announced on November 15th 2012.

DAWNTOWN DESIGN/BUILD is made possible by the generous grant of the John S and James L Knight Foundation and the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Don’t miss out on a chance to be a part of this inaugural architectural event for Miami!

For complete instructions, rules, and requirements download our competition brief here:
DawnTown Design Build Competition – Phase 1 Competition Brief