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Design the Future Competition

We are inviting student designers from across NSW to help us with a new Street Library design.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE RUN IN TWO STAGES; STAGE 1 TO IDENTIFY UP TO FIVE SHORT LISTED DESIGNS AND STAGE 2 TO SELECT A FINAL WINNER.

YOUR DESIGN WILL NEED TO BE:

  • a material efficient kit of parts that can be flatpacked (less than 15kg)
  • easy for anyone to build
  • weather proof

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions: It’s gotta fit about 20 books minimum, and be able to be put outside someone’s house.
  • Usage and Purpose: Outdoors, must be a sealed, dry container for books. Books must be visible from the outside of the container.
  • Materials: Must last at least 3 years and be weatherproof.
  • Cost: Kit must cost below $60, including parts. (Batches of 20)
  • Assembly time: A complete novice should be able to assemble the kit in less than 3 hours. An experienced person should be able to assemble the kit in less than 1 hour
  • Post assembly: The user will paint the box themselves, either with a wood stain or a colour. The user will contribute their own ‘flair’ to the box, whether it be through painting, stencilling, signage on the box or handles.
  • Packaging:The kit must be able to be neatly flat packed.

SUBMISSION:

  • 11 November 2016 Stage 1 submissions due: Concept design
  • submitted as a PDF (preferably through Sketch Up) – max 3 x A3 pages

PRIZES:

  • $500 cash prize sponsored by GoGet and Place Score
  • Your design built and featured for sale on our website
  • National media release, naming rights and more!
  • Present their design at a Sydney Build a Street Library workshop (travel not included)
  • Listed on the ‘Free Stuff’ page on our website as a free downloadable design
  • Naming rights for the design National media release featuring you and your design
  • Note: the design will be open sourced on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse

 

Design Comp

Submit your Street Library design competition entries here. The competition closes 11th November 2016 (Stage 1). Good luck!
  • The name of your library design
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, skb, skp.
    Upload your design here (preferred format is Sketchup, though PDF is acceptable) - Max 3 x A3 Pages. Max 16MB per file.

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