impact design architecture competition


Submission: April 08, 2021
Registration: April 08, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Outdoor, public gathering space has always been a precious commodity in NYC as it is key to fostering engagement and community connection. Especially after a year of remaining inside and physically apart, these spaces are essential to reconnecting, reenergizing, and reestablishing strong community.

NYCxDESIGN is proud to present IMPACTxDESIGN; A new design competition in partnership with Caesarstone to showcase how design can enhance public space and foster engagement. Selected in collaboration with the Design Trust for Public Space, Dumbo Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan, two historic neighborhoods and city-centers for the arts and commerce, have been identified as locations for design installations that will help bring people together and connect starting this fall. The program will offer two winning designers the chance to make their mark on the city’s landscape and gain invaluable exposure.

Designers are invited to submit proposals that introduce new opportunities for public gathering with the use of Caesarstone material as the primary fabrication resource.

Proposals should offer a functional design installation or set of products that can be integrated into the existing spaces to transform them into:

  • Ideal places for congregation and conversation with neighbors
  • Spaces for people to gather over a meal or cup of coffee
  • A space to slow down, reflect, and breath fresh air

In May 2021, two designers will be announced and awarded $10,000 each. Each designer will work with NYCxDESIGN, Caesarstone, Design Trust for Public Space, Dumbo BID, and Downtown Alliance on a five-month project to bring the winning designs to life and unveil the installations in Fall 2021. The installations will remain in the location for at least one year from install date.

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