Art Garden

A sensory experience through an art institute

SAVE Art Garden

Last Submission Date: January 04, 2022

Last Registration Date: January 03, 2022

Language: English

Country: Chicago, United States

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

The Design brief for “Art Garden” is to design an outdoor art school that explores the intensity of architecture to direct experience through multi-sensory design interventions.

The place will be an informal institute that will offer to learn to aspiring artists. It will be a meeting hub for artists across the city, for networking and exhibition of their works. The center must consist of open or semi-open spaces for conducting outdoor classes.

The ambiance of this center will be different from formal institutes and freedom to discover and learn at their own pace will be encouraged. Space should promote social, cognitive, and emotional development along with practical skills.

The aim of the design is to create a unique journey throughout the center for artists, audiences, and visitors. The senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch must be engaged in the design. Social spaces must be designed to support interaction among local artists and potential sponsors.


  • Purpose: The center will be a landmark of a new approach to learning arts. The design must be inspired by local art, architecture, and culture.
  • Multi-functional: The center will accommodate various functions like learning, exhibition, and live events which will require flexible spaces for large crowds.
  • Balance: Privacy and interaction must be guided in the layout as per the nature of the activity. The balance between aesthetics and functionality, as well as open, semi-open, and closed learning spaces.
  • Harmony: The design must establish some harmony or connection with the surroundings while having outstanding features.
  • Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic, and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: January 03, 2022
Submission Deadline: January 04, 2022
Winner Announcement: March 03, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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