Organization : PG BISON
Competition Name : THE PG BISON 1.618 COMPETITION
Applicable For : South African Students
Submission deadline : Tuesday 8 August 2017
Prize : Trip to Italy
Website : http://www.1sixoneeight.co.za/
Terms & Conditions : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/7214-PGBison.pdf
PG BISON 1.618 Competition :
** PG Bison recently launched the 2017 brief for their long-standing 1.618 Competition. This year it is based on the Environmental Centre, Delta Park Heritage Precinct, in Johannesburg.
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** Rural to urban migration and urban sprawl with the correlated development of commercial and residential property elevates the importance of park lands, within cities, in creating refuge from the hustle of daily life. Rather than becoming overgrown and disused, these areas should be leveraged to encourage healthier living, community interaction and environmental awareness.
The Brief :
** You are a skilled designer with a flair for the unusual. You have an appreciation and understanding of urban regeneration. You are an acknowledged heritage aficionado and awareness of context is the hallmark of your work. You have been appointed to transform an ailing building, within one of Johannesburg’s key parks, into a vibrant gastronomic restaurant.
The design must include :
** Your design must incorporate three areas of the building :
** The ground floor entrance of the central block
** The adjoining north eastern room
** The adjoining outdoor area located on the north eastern side of the building
** Your design must only consider “front of house.”
** PG Bison have agreed to sponsor DuPont™ Corian product so your design must include an innovative use of the product.
Some of the key considerations :
** Your restaurant must create a unique indoor and outdoor experience for the patrons, which is seamlessly linked
** The connection between the interior and exterior of the restaurant must be able to be closed and secured in a designed and aesthetically pleasing manner to protect against inclement weather and for security.
** Your design should be a considered response to the Art Deco style of the original structure. The theme and style of the restaurant is for you to choose.
1st Prize :
** A trip for the winning student, accompanied by the student’s lecturer, to the 2015 FURNITURE FAIR in Milan, Italy. It includes return air tickets, accommodation, entry to the fair, a digital camera and a contribution to daily expenses. The winner will also receive a ticket to attend the 2015 Design Indaba Simulcast.
2nd Prize :
** An all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student to the 2015 DESIGN INDABA in Cape Town. It includes a return air ticket, accommodation, car hire, entry to the conference and expo, and a contribution to daily expenses. The second-place winner will also receive a R3000 cash prize.
3rd Prize :
** A R10 000 cash prize and a ticket to attend the 2015 Design Indaba Simulcast.
** The remaining seven Top Ten Finalists will each receive a R2000 cash prize and a ticket to attend the 2015 Design Indaba Simulcast.
The Trophy :
** The PG Bison 1.618 trophy was designed by Brian Steinhobel whose achievements are legendary both in South Africa and around the world. It is a floating trophy, with each winner’s name engraved on its pedestal. The winner takes home a miniature keep-sake version of the Steinhobel trophy valued at R10 000.
** The trophy was designed as a representation of the ‘idea’ or ‘moment of creativity’ that led to winning the award. Like all good ideas these are often fleeting, slippery, move quickly and change shape like mercury – hence the shape and colour of the award.