Young people invited to design a unique seat for Croydon
10/12/2013 09:50:00......Posted by Lynne Hale
Young people are being asked to design an imaginative public seat for Croydon’s high streets to celebrate the regeneration of the town centre.
Croydon Council is running a competition, inviting budding designers aged 11-25 living or studying in the borough to come up with ideas.
As long as people can sit on it, the seat can take any form they wish and should be unique, taking inspiration from what makes Croydon special.
If selected their design could be developed further with the Council’s consulting team and built as a full sized seat in a public space in Croydon town centre.
The Council has developed this competition to involve young people in the programme of improvements being made to streets and public spaces.
The competition is open to three different age groups – ages 11-14; 15-18 and 19-25 years with the winning entry from each age group receiving two tickets to the Design Museum.
Their designs will be shown on the Connected Croydon blog (www.connectedcroydon.tumblr.com) and the winners will get the chance to attend a workshop with the design team to help develop the selected design.
Finally the winning designer from the 19-25 age group will win a two week work placement with the design team should they wish to.
Entrants need to submit the following by 25 February:
• Participation form which can be found at http://www.connectedcroydon.tumblr.com/
• Design proposals in the form of drawings and /or a model. This should contain a short description (1 side of A4, including suggestions of materials, colours and anything else you can think of.
Connected Croydon bench competition
Spatial planning service
Development and environment department
6th Floor, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA.
Designs will be assessed by a panel of council officers, designers and representatives from community groups who have been involved in the town centre high streets improvement project.
By entering the competition entrants will release the copyright of their design to Croydon Council. Croydon Council reserves the right not to take forward or develop any of the designs submitted.