International Design Competition

Urban Zoo Coworking
Design Challenge

US $5,000 + CONSTRUCTION Prize
08 February, 2019 Registration deadline
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Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Urban Zoo Coworking
Design Challenge

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Urban Zoo Coworking
Design Challenge

One of the biggest appeals of starting your own business is escaping from the rat race and the urban jungle, and giving yourself the freedom to work where and when you want. The evolution of the job market has made it more possible than ever for individuals to work remotely, setting up their laptops in coffee shops around the world in search of a more flexible work environment.



However, with little structure and no accountability, remote workers quickly started searching for more effective workspace, hence the creation of coworking spaces. Coworking spaces provides a professional yet relaxed environment; one that is open to collaboration with other similarly-minded individuals, but still provides complete autonomy and flexibility.



For the Urban Zoo Coworking Design Challenge, competition participants are tasked with designing the interior concept for a new chain of coworking spaces set to launch their first location in the heart of Latvia’s capital city, Riga.

Urban Zoo Coworking looks to be “a home for creative beasts”, and participants will be creating the interior identity of the brand, one that can be applied to each subsequent location to open.

For this competition, participants will be able to select from two different layouts to work with, however it is vital that the submitted designs can be adapted and are applicable to multiple locations and are suitable for both proposed example layouts.

Urban Zoo Coworking is looking to become the a internationally-recognised brand, known for promoting tomorrow’s concept of a dynamic and flexible workplace that focuses on sustainable, ergonomic design. Launching first in Riga, Urban Zoo Coworking has plans to quickly expand, opening coworking spaces in Scandinavia and then across Western Europe.



Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English. 

Prizes

Total prize fund
US $5,000 + CONSTRUCTION
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Downloads

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration. 

Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
08 February, 2019
Closing date for project submission
19 February, 2019 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
01 March, 2019

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
06 November - 07 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $80
Students
US $60
Advance Registration
08 December - 11 January
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $100
Students
US $70
Last Minute Registration
12 January - 08 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $80

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F.A.Q.

Competition related F.A.Q.

This project has no set budget.

General F.A.Q.

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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