The American Institute of Architects – Flint and Flint Public Art Project announce the first annual Flat Lot Competition, a program to design and build a temporary summer pavilion in the central parking lot in downtown Flint.
A collaboration between AIA–Flint, Flint Public Art Project and the Downtown Development Authority, the Flat Lot Competition is modeled after the MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program, which every year reinvents the former public school courtyard in Long Island City, Queens as a popular place for summer events and concerts.
The Flat Lot will be a new center and symbol for the city, an attraction for regional visitors, and a site that amplifies the many existing events that help define cultural life in Flint.
All interested parties, including multidisciplinary teams, are invited to enter, and may submit as an individual, a member of a team, or a firm. No Flint Public Art Project staff member or jury member may advise or assist a competitor in any way. If it is determined that a competitor has been helped by any member of the jury or staff, that competitor’s project will be disqualified.
The Flat Lot Competition is an open international competition. Entries may be submitted by professionals and non–professionals, individuals and teams, locals and non–locals. Entrants are encouraged to visit Flint to fully understand the site and its urban context.
All entrants must include a preliminary budget demonstrating a capacity to realize their proposals by June 14, 2013 with a budget of $25,000. This amount will cover all materials, labor, travel, permit fees and other expenses needed to construct the project.