bech in venice

Competition Open Call: A Bench in Venice

Submission: July 7, 2021
Registration: July 7, 2021
Language: English
Location: Venice, Italy
Prizes: Please see detail below
Type: Student Competition



The bench design must communicate an idea about gathering, contemplation and conversation across cultures, while exploring the connection between human and environmental awareness.

The idea of a bench can inspire multiple and pluralistic interpretations—

Bench as connecting in the present
Bench as portal to a different place

Bench as coveted during the pandemic
Bench as avoided during the pandemic

Bench as a cultural symbol
Bench as solving a practical need

Bench as an individual
Bench as part of a collective

Bench as fixed
Bench as wandering

Value will be placed on entries that showcase the upcycling process. The bench must be able to function during both pandemic and non-pandemic times, be safe and durable for public use without need for maintenance during a three-month period.


The winning benches will be fabricated and installed in Venice, Italy. All entries will be showcased on the CC website.

The open call invites design students from around the world to enter.


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<