2022 PRI²DE Creative Camp Movable Chair International Design Competition now is over!
2022 PRI²DE Creative Camp Movable Chair International Design Competition is an international design competition recently opened for entries and aimed at bringing vitality to a variety of indoor and outdoor public spaces in Discovery Bay of Hong Kong, HKRI Taikoo Hui and The Sukhothai Bangkok.
2022 PRI²DE Creative Camp Movable Chair International Design Competition is an international design competition recently opened for entries that has a goal of creating a sense of place and delighting users through creative works from talented designers worldwide, the competition is aimed at bringing vitality to a variety of indoor and outdoor public spaces in Discovery Bay of Hong Kong, HKRI Taikoo Hui and The Sukhothai Bangkok.
HKRI launched the “PRI²DE Creative Camp” Young Designers Development Programme in 2019, with the aim to build a platform for showcasing creative work and provide opportunities for young designers and artists to put their work into practice.
This initiative is aimed at collecting design works of movable chairs from around the world. Using HKRI’s successful projects in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangkok as launchpads, the key thematic element “45” was chosen to celebrate HKRI’s 45th anniversary.
When it comes to great architecture, the most important thing isn’t always the building or its surroundings. Often what makes the biggest difference is the so-called “grey spaces.” These transitional, in-between elements such as staircases, hallways, porches, eaves and vestibules can blur, or even eliminate the boundaries between the inside and outside. They play a major role in determining whether a development is functional, or a living, breathing environment.
Contemporary architecture embraces grey spaces, such as open ground floors and terraces, to provide shelter from the wind and rain, or sunny places where people can relax and interact in comfort. The idea is not a new one. Traditional Chinese residences frequently feature grey spaces, including colonnades and corridors, windowed verandas, platforms, porches, waterside pavilions and boat houses. Classical Chinese gardens in towns on the southern reaches of the Yangtze River are often defined by their creative use of grey spaces.
In fact, grey space is a perfect representation of the Chinese philosophy “Unity of Man and Nature.” Rather than emphasising its existence and tangibility, grey space conjures images and creates an emotional connection between the building and its nearby environment when people are exposed to varied landscapes with every step they make. Modern cities feature many underutilised grey spaces on public or private lots including areas under expressways, open spaces between residential buildings, unused parts of shopping malls, hidden corners in leisure plazas and public spaces inside hotels. The question is how to unlock the potential of these grey spaces through creative design? How to create more rest areas and leisure spots in bustling cities?
With the goal of creating a sense of place and delighting users through creative works from talented designers worldwide, the competition is aimed at bringing vitality to a variety of indoor and outdoor public spaces in Discovery Bay of Hong Kong, HKRI Taikoo Hui and The Sukhothai Bangkok. It also showcases the forward thinking and creativity of the HKRI brand through online and offline publicity, which helps increase awareness among the global design industry practitioners.
1. The Entrant is required to choose either Discovery Bay, HKRI Taikoo Hui or one of the hotels from The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts (in Bangkok or Shanghai) as the scene for its design. The design for the movable chair should revolve around eco-friendly towns or grey spaces in commercial projects in the core areas of the city, including shopping malls, residences, hotels, clubs, waterfront promenades, and leisure squares. Whether they are intended for indoor, semi-outdoor or outdoor use, the chairs must be easy to carry and display.
2. The design should reflect HKRI’s brand story, revealing in particular the theme element “45,” which celebrates HKRI’s 45th anniversary.
3. There are no restrictions in terms of materials, but the use of recyclable and environmentally friendly materials are encouraged.
4. Practicality and functionality of the chair design shall be taken into account. The prototype can be 3D printed.
➜ The design proposal should be presented on no less than 2 sheets of A2 vertical drawings (a maximum of 5), which should be clear and readable (with a margin of 10mm), including:
- Short description: No more than 1,200 words,with details about the materials and technical processes used;
- Registration number: Located on the upper right corner of the drawing and set in 20 point Arial font.
- Drawings should include elevation, axonometric, renderings, detail drawing, model drawing or exploded views.
➜ Drawings can be submitted in JPG format (no larger than 10MB for each sheet).
➜ The proposal’s title shall be as simple as possible.
➜ The submitted proposal shall be in English or bilingual (English and Chinese).
➜ The cover, which is the key visual image of your design work, must be uploaded as 1045×654 pixel, 72 dpi, less than 2MB.
➜ Match HKRI’s vision, mission and values. The design should showcase HKRI’s 45th anniversary by integrating the theme element “45”.
➜ Creative and contemporary: The overall design should be modern and aesthetically impressive.
➜ Integrated: Inject vitality into commercial and community spaces to create an artistic lifestyle experience for users.
➜ Practical and movable: The work shall be able to execute in the real world. The prototype can be 3D printed and easy to transport.
The Competition is open to professionals, students and amateurs with a background in design and art, including but not limited to product design, interior design, architectural design, landscape design and public art. Entrants may participate as individuals or in groups. However, each group shall not exceed 3 persons.
➜ Champion (1 winner): A prize of RMB 50,000 (pre-tax) + Prototype for Work + Certificate of Honour
➜ Runner Up (1 winner): A prize of RMB 20,000 (pre-tax) + Prototype for Work + Certificate of Honour
➜ Second Runner Up (1 winner): A prize of RMB 10,000 (pre-tax) + Prototype for Work + Certificate of Honour
➜ Special Award for Sustainable Materials (1 winner): A prize of RMB 10,000 (pre-tax) + Certificate of Honour
➜ Top 10 (7 winners): Prototype for Work + Certificate of Top 10 Honour
➜ Shortlist: Honourable Shortlist Certificate
There is no entry fee to participate!