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Win $20K to realize your mobile architecture designs in New York’s Street Architecture CompetitionJanuary 23rd, 2015

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In preparation for next year’s festivities, New York’s IDEAS CITY 2015 has launched the Street Architecture Competition. This contest invites architects and artists from around the world to design a work of mobile architecture that will serve as a stage for conversation, debate, and theater. The proposed design can consist of multiple structures, however, at least one must be able to host a minimum of 25 people. The designs should also adhere to the 2015 theme, ‘The Invisible City.’ The winner will be awarded a production budget of $20,000 for construction, assembly, and disassembly. An additional $7,500 will be awarded to the winning team for the design and management fee. The registration deadline is January 23, 2015 and the competition submission deadline is February 23, 2015.

January 23rd, 2015

February 23rd, 2015



The winner will be awarded a production budget of $20,000 for construction, assembly, and disassembly. Additionally, the selected team will be awarded a design/managing fee in the amount of $7,500. All other production and fabrication expenses exceeding $20,000 shall be assumed by the winner.


1. Each submitting team must have as a team leader an Architect or Artist, and include an Engineer.

2. Additional team members from other disciplines are encouraged.

3. The team leader must have graduated or have started an independent practice within the last ten years.

4. There is no limit on the number of Submissions a given organization, team, or individual may submit, but each Submission must be registered separately and be accompanied by a unique Identification Number, separate registration fee payment, and each Submission must meet every Competition requirement.

5. Eligible Person(s) or Firm(s) must go through detailed guidelines and must agree to abide by the conditions mentioned therein before registration. Upon acceptance and after registering such Person(s) or Firm(s) shall qualify to enter the Competition.

6. To be eligible, each Submission must strictly read and comply with all the imperatives of the Festival as given in these Competition Guidelines. In case any entry is found to be noncompliant, it will be disqualified from entering the Competition. In case any Entrant(s) is found to have provided false information before or after registration, they will be liable for disqualification.

7. The Architect must be willing to observe and comply with all laws, rules, regulations, requirements, orders, and directions of any governmental authority that may pertain to the Architect's activities, and will be responsible for such observance and compliance from each agent, employee, contractor, or subcontractor engaged by the Architect in connection with the project.

8. By entering the Competition, any and all Entrants, and where applicable, their predecessors, successors, assigns, heirs, officers, directors, attorneys, agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, employees, shareholders, and any other person or entity similarly situated, agree in full to these Terms and Conditions.

9. No Entrant shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment as a result of a submission or for granting the promoters any right here in or associated with the Competition except an award pursuant to the rules herein.

10. All registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture

Liam Gillick, Artist

Joseph Grima, Director, IDEAS CITY

Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum, and Cofounder, IDEAS CITY

Emily Colasacco, Department of Transportation, DOT

Engineer, Buro Happold