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UniBap Pocket Park Design Competition - International Architecture competition
A Design Competition to Create A Welcoming Space
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA, has launched a design competition to envision a welcoming park between the church parking lot and West Main St., Charlottesville.
University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA, has launched an design competition to envision a welcoming park between the church parking lot and West Main St., Charlottesville.
Partecipants are invited to envision a welcoming park between the church parking lot and West Main St., Charlottesville. It will be a place where people can gather. Many pedestrians pass the 23’ x 95’ area each day as they go between the UVA Hospital and other businesses and the restaurants on the Corner. Providing a green space to enjoy the outdoors in the center of the city would further the ministry of the church.
After the August 12, 2017 protests in Charlottesville, the church felt a renewed desire to create a welcoming space. Currently, the church under-utilizes the grassy area between its parking lot and West Main St. There is a church sign and four mature trees. Any design must incorporate the existent trees. The church envisions seating and tables to allow passersby to stop and enjoy the space. Creative and out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged. Eco-friendly designs and the use of reclaimed materials match with the church’s identity.
There is a 9’ x 70’ porch adjacent to the grassy area. The porch has six columns. A design that blends the aesthetics and use of the two areas is encouraged.
The winning design must be approved by the City of Charlottesville’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR). The BAR will use Chapter II of the ADC Design Guideline: Site Design & Elements, available on the official website. Competitors may ask the BAR any questions they have prior to submitting their design.
Creatively incorporating greater visibility of the church address (1223 W. Main St.) is desirable. There is electrical power in the park area. Although the park is intended for daytime use, lighting is necessary for security. Designs should include some sort of pet waste station.
Construction budget is $10,000.
Competitors’ submissions shall depict sufficient information, drawings, CGIs, diagrams, and/or narratives to explain the competitor’s concept and innovative approach to creating a welcoming space. The submission must be adequate for construction.
Results will be announcement on November 4, 2019.
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
Who can enter?
Competition participants shall be officially recognized professionals in the field of architecture, landscape design and/or urban planning. Fully qualified individuals and firms are encouraged to apply. Students of relevant disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
University Baptist Church will donate $1,000 to a charity chosen by the person who submits the winning design.
For all further informations about the UniBap Pocket Park Design Competition visit the following official website: