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Test Your Design Skills in the Riverscaping/alles am fluss Design-Build Competition!

Presented by Five Colleges Inc. and the Five College Architectural Studies Program the Riverscaping/Alles am Fluss: International and Northeastern US Public Realm/Public Art/Design-Build Competition on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts is now accepting Request for Proposals the deadline is December 10, 2011

Eligibility and Awards

  • Experimental Honors Design Award: This $2,000 competition is open to designers/artists/teams internationally.
  • Design-Build Awards: Open to designers/artists/teams from the northeast region of the USA: CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, NY, NJ. Four $7,500 awards.

Project Summary

The competition involves rethinking art, environment and community / kunst – umwelt – nachbarschaft neu denken. The objective of this competition staged at sites along the Connecticut River is to uncover new public realm art, architectural and environmental approaches toriverscapes at two scales: regional and intimate. Each designer/artist/team will produce an overall strategy for connecting and relating the four defined sites (and those between) while paying attention to the unique and individual characteristics of each community through site specific work.

The competition is funded by the Delegation of the European Union, Five Colleges Inc., Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts Amherst Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. The Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design will be acting as the consultant.

Please contact Thom Long, or by phone at 413 559 5376 or Angela Russo, for more information. Visit the riverscaping website for more information on how to submit your proposals.  Good luck!



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