Nearly 300 entries were submitted to the Furnish your city! design contest, which was jointly announced by Fokert, FKF, Desgin Terminal and Hello Wood. Hello Wood professionals will help the successful candidates in the preparation of prototypes the following weeks. The finished furniture will be presented at the public exhibition opening ceremony and picnic in the City Park on June 1, mno.hu said.
Three hundred entries were submitted to the design competition, which was jointly announced by Fokert, the Capital Public Area Maintainer (FKF) and Hello Wood. This large interest also shows that there is a need for such a contest, it is appropriate to involve the residents of the design of the capital’s image – Gergely Boszormenyi Nagy, Director of Design Terminal said at the press conference of the event.
The aim of the Furnish your city! contest was, in addition to gather the specific plans and ideas, to launch a dialogue as to whether our public places are important to us and what kind of functions they have, as well as to draw the attention to the work of the creative industry workers. Tenders were announced in three categories: school, college, pro.
The jury considered how innovative the submitted works are, but they also analyzed the application of the community functions, which are very important for public spaces, the sustainability, feasibility, the environmental-friendly perspective and the design consistency.
Pupils of the 2/a class of Vaci Utca Music Primary School re-designed the Karolyi Garden playground. The “our dream” conception includes special playground elements, from jungle gyms and slides to the benches. The professional jury awarded the witty, original ideas with the shared first prize of the category, and they could take it over from Deputy Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovnizcky. The student of the Fazekas Mihaly Elementary and High School Budapest received the shared first prize for fruit-shaped furniture, mno.hu said.
Levente Levai got the first prize of the category of university and college students, whose furniture, which is called Tordu, offers a convenient solution instead of benches in the parks. The winner of the professional category was Tibor Zoltan Danyi with his Ronk+ (Log+) work. The parts of the benches, street tables, bicycle racks or even sports fields can be made from logs of the Budapest parks. The special prize of FKF was awarded to Dora Csilla Papp and Balazs Almasi for their pressed-plastic composite-based plans, which can be used as almost any type of furniture.
The jury nominated 10 entries for public vote, for which you can vote on www.énvárosom.hu site until April 17.
based on the article of mno.hu
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