The Battery Conservancy invites students and professionals from the Americas (North, Central, South and the Caribbean), to design an iconic moveable outdoor seating element. The winning design will be fabricated for use in The Battery, the 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan, which annually welcomes six million visitors.
The design competition has two phases. The first phase is an open ideas competition. In the second phase, a large curated selection of entries will be featured online, and on exhibition banners around the park. A selected group of finalists will receive US$ awards to develop full scale prototypes. The Battery Conservancy has been invited by Design Miami/ to exhibit these prototypes. The winner will be awarded a cash prize. The Battery Conservancy intends to fabricate the winning design for use in the oval at the park’s Broadway entrance, scheduled to open in 2014.