Part of High Line Fashion, the Supima Cotton Field Challenge will be a two-month installation next to HL23, underneath the High Line in NYC.
The winner will design the Supima Cotton Field that spans half of the distance between 23rd and 24th street underneath the High Line. The design needs to create a flexible outdoor space with a small pavilion to host a range of outdoor parties and events. Supima will supply cotton materials for the installation. The installation period is 9 days and it will remain on site for the duration of the series. The winning team will receive $5,000 to fabricate and install their design.
The design process, fabrication and installation will be featured on Architizer’s front page and also publicized on BOFFO, High Line Fashion, and other architecture, design, fashion, and culture websites. Each installation will be the centerpiece of an opening VIP party and associated cultural events.
Eligibility + Criteria
This competition is open to all. Applicants can be established entities or groups of individuals. Winners will be selected based on three criteria:
Experience: Entrants are asked to upload examples of their work to Architizer.com to demonstrate their design heritage. This work need not be specifically architectural in nature, but special consideration will be given to teams that have designed, built and installed projects. The more examples provided the better chance the jury will have to familiarize themselves with the applicant’s work.
Applicants will be asked to submit at least one sketch of the space that describes a material and design direction. Although only one sketch is required, applicants are encouraged to submit as many sketches as necessary to describe their vision. Proposals should include specific ideas of clothing display and building technique (materiality and installation). Proposals will be regarded as initial ideas to be developed in cooperation with the fashion designer and the High Line Fashion organizers.
Applicants are asked to submit a preliminary budget and work plan that describes how the project will be realized. This should include a notion of labor, material cost, transportation (if the applicant is not from NYC), etc.
Jury and Selection:
High Line Fashion Team and Architizer will choose three applicants based on their creative vision, compatibility, and ability to execute the proposed design. The final decision is up to Supima Cotton and the fashion designer clients.
Applications accepted May 24th through July4th. Winners will be announced weekly starting June 9, 2010 and every Wednesday thereafter: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7.
Entries will be considered on a cumulative basis, so entrants need to only register once. Each week another fashion designer will be announced with a design brief indicating specific design sensibilities, aesthetic, and programmatic interests for their project. Applicants only need to register once and are free to resubmit new sketches each week if they want to cater their designs to the specific designer of the week.
Register by: 06-06-2010 / Submit by: 06-06-2010