Friday, October 03, 2008

Gimmie Shelter: Sustainably Designed Structures in an Urban Woodland

Deadline: November 21, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Gimmie Shelter: Sustainably Designed Structures
in an Urban Woodland

Request for Proposals
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Environmental Art Program
Spring 2009

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's Environmental Art Program presents a Request for Proposals for a competition in sustainable design and building on a small scale. Artists, designers, architects, and students are invited to design and build semi-permanent, functional woodland shelters on the grounds of Philadelphia's Schuylkill Center, using sustainable design and building techniques. The competition aims to encourage collaboration between artists, designers and architects, to demonstrate and promote sustainable building methods, and to present the visiting public with a physical experience of the applied possibilities of sustainability to our lives and in our connection to the natural world.

The competition is open to all artists, architects,and designers interested in submitting a design. Entrants are encouraged to work in collaboration with individuals from outside their discipline. Partnering with schools, community groups, or arts organizations is also acceptable. Students in an accredited program are also eligible to apply.

Entry Fee: None
Awards: US $5,500

Up to six designs will be selected by a distinguished panel of jurors including:
Mark Hughes, Philadelphia's new Director of Sustainability
William W. Braham, PhD FAIA, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Jeanne Jaffe, Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, University of the Arts
Laurie D. Olin, Olin Partnership
Libby Rosof, art critic, artblog
Roberta Fallon, art critic, Philadelphia Weekly and artblog

Download Prospectus: GimmeShelterRFP.pdf

For more information about the The Schuylkill Center visit:

Zoe Cohen
Art Program Manager
The Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Phildelphia, PA 19128