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“Future of Shade” Design Competition call for entries

News | February 1, 2016 | By:

Sunbrella and Architizer announce the fourth annual “Future of Shade” design competition call for entries. The “Future of Shade” design competition invites designers and architects from around the world to envision elegant and pioneering shade designs. Artisans, architects, designers and students are encouraged to push the innovation envelope in their entries.

Three entry categories create distinct challenges where shade plays a critical role in the response:

  • The Humanitarian category comprises entries that respond to a social need or cause, i.e. design for disaster relief and international aid.
  • The Wellness Garden category includes outdoor spaces expressly designed for health and well being through architecture.
  • The Building Shade category challenges architects and designers to propose cutting-edge concepts for fabric as a building material in a variety of contexts, including office buildings, cultural facilities, parks, courtyards and schools.

Entrants must register to be eligible to enter. Registration is available on the competition website from Jan. 5, 2016, until Feb. 19, 2016. The entry submission deadline is March 20, 2016, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

For more information about the contest and to register, visit the competition page on the Architizer website.

This year, Sunbrella presents an exclusive opportunity for one entrant to see their work come to life in the newly renovated Miami Design District. In addition to the $10,000 winner in each of the three categories, a special jury comprised of managing members of the Miami Design District will review entries in the Building Shade category and select one design to receive a $25,000 commission to potentially be realized within the District in 2016.

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