Register: NOV/03/2017, Submit: NOV/03/2017, Eligibility: Multidisciplinary teams – artists, architects, landscape architects, technologists, lighting, sound designers and/or engineers, Fee: Free, Awards: Up to 3 teams 3,000 USD each (stipends for concept-design development); project implementation budget 80,000 USD (completed installation, design fees, etc.)
River City Company, Cogent Studio and Public Art Chattanooga are seeking multi-disciplinary design team’s proposals. Up to three teams will be selected and awarded $3,000 stipends to further develop site specific designs to activate the proposed alleyway and create a vibrant pedestrian corridor. The implemented design will enhance a new downtown alleyway in the heart of City Center, utilizing unique, innovative design concepts with a cohesive artistic vision. The project entails designing a spatial installation that is habitable and can be adapted for use as a small public event space. The installation must be designed for permanence and safe for public use. This opportunity is open to design teams internationally.
With the overwhelmingly positive community response to the original Passageways program, River City Company, Cogent Studio and Public Art Chattanooga aim to continue the momentum by presenting Passageways 2.0, a permanent installation focused on the urban fabric that exists between our city’s buildings.
Successful urban places relate well to the larger community context. They contribute to the broader environment by their location, partnership with other places, and interaction with immediate neighbors. Often overlooked and forgotten, alleyways play an important role in creating a healthy urban environment. Passageways 2.0 seeks to re-imagine the alleyway and demonstrate the potential and signi cance these in-between spaces have to our built environment.
The Passageways 2.0 alley will create interesting views to and from good public space, offering visual connections with landscape and the cityscape beyond. With the increase in residential development in City Center and a vibrant Innovation District, foot traffic throughout the area is growing. With limited open space in City Center, Passageways 2.0 and ongoing community events will provide opportunities for Chattanoogans to connect and feel part of a greater community.
Passageways 2.0 seeks to create a vibrant pedestrian corridor through the quality of design to establish a sense of place and community in Downtown Chattanooga’s City Center. The goal is to activate a new alleyway in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga between the 728 Market Street Residential Development (Market City Center) and the 700 block of Cherry Street (includes The CO-OP, Lamp Post Properties’ mixed use development, Burns Tobacco and Chattanooga Billiards Club) through a spatial installation.
- Create a work of art that engages the user in a multitude of ways.
- The installation should define space.
- The space should possess a sense of identity and character in order to create a sense of place.
- The space should move us.
- A positive place that is life-affirming, safe, and secure.
- A place that tells a story; one that is meaningful, and creates value, and enhances our own identity – a space with substance, weight, density, and depth.
- A place that connects to the larger community context and contributes to the broader environment, partners with other places, and interacts with its immediate neighbors.
- The design should promote gathering at a small public scale.
- The installation is permanent and should be designed as such.
- The design must reflect a thorough understanding of how the installation will be fabricated and installed within the given budget.
ART WORK DESIGN PARAMETERS
- The design must generally meet the safety standards of the City of Chattanooga.
- The installation must not obstruct pedestrian and vehicle right of ways.
- The installation must be constructed in a manner that is highly resistant to theft and vandalism.
- The installation must be designed to withstand Chattanooga’s four season climate.
- The installation should be permanent.
$80,000 is the budget for project implementation. The budget includes expenses related to completed installation, including (but not limited to) design fees, site preparation and restoration, technical consultation, including engineering approval, travel to the site, fabrication, insurance, installation, permit fees, documentation, all applicable taxes, etc.