Arquitecture Competition the design a Marketplace: Upcycling retail Changing the way marketplaces are made
The site for this new experimental market place is located at the demolished Dixie Square Mall site in Harvey. This mall was built in the 20th Century during a phase of a gold rush to build Megamarket places. It was placed on a commercially valuable land on the Dixie highway that connects to Chicago. However, the mall wasn’t able to meet its commercial expectations for not more than a decade due to a multitude of reasons. The possible reasons point at an incorrect feasibility study, an incompatible configuration of the market, leading to rising social issues and falling interest of the public. With a series of vandalism and abandonment by various store owners, the mall had to be pulled down.
Expectations of the Challenge:
-Balance: A balance of spaces in terms of profit (business) and non-profit (public) ventures.
-Inclusive: Offers a wide spectrum for spending, accommodating all kinds of sellers and people
-Engagement: Has a range of activities for social and physical engagement.
-E-Tail Materialized: E-retail brought in physical world through various mediums to deliver better consumer experience.
The following programmatic outline is recommended for this challenge. Participants are recommended to craft a schematic programme based on these given segments or they can propose something altogether new.
Spaces to Shop: The market should have a capacity of 500 – 1000 units of multiple tiers/kinds of shopping.
Spaces for services: Spaces for various services a market place conceptually needs like warehouses, storage, maintenance, etc.
Spaces for mobility: Spaces for various mobility elements like parking, driveways, service routes, etc.
Spaces to recreate: Spaces for activities that give fresher forms of recreation to the audience of today and tomorrow.
More?: What will be your special ingredient that will make this market outstanding?
The world has started moving towards an era of globalization in the wake of technology which is an ultimate driving force for economic growth.
The challenge here is to design a marketplace, that is more flexible – evolving – incremental with growing trends of retail in the coming future. Refer to the objectives below to understand design expectations of this challenge
Link to Competition
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Prize pool of worth 15000$
First Prize: 5000$
1st Runner up: 1750$
2nd Runner up: 1750$
3rd Runner up: 1750$
1st Most appreciated project: 1000$
People’s Choice: 2nd Most appreciated project:1000$
11 Honorable mentions for the best-received projects:
250$ x11 Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction to the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
There is no restriction to the number of members who can participate in a team.
The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes September 15, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project September 25, 2019
Winners announcement Date November 5, 2019
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)
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