International open ideas competition receives 960 entries for an iconic landmark in Silicon Valley
Artists and designers from 72 countries and 6 continents submitted designs for Arena Green
By: San Jose Light Tower Corporation
"We are elated over the massive amount of interest in our design competition,"
The competition continues with a local Community Competition Panel (CCP), which will evaluate the entries and recommend up to fifty to the competition Jury that will meet August 3 and 4. The jury of fourteen is comprised of local, national, and international experts, deliberately representing various disciplines. CCP and Jury members will be looking for a transformative design with an impressive physical presence and a net-zero energy approach that will become a destination representing how Silicon Valley operates as a bridge from past to present to future. The project has raised more than 1.5 million dollars to date with fundraising efforts ongoing. Construction of the winning design is expected to start in 2022.
To learn more or donate to the project, please visit http://www.urbanconfluencesiliconvalley.org/
About Urban Confluence Silicon Valley
Urban Confluence Silicon Valley is the bold project that is creating an artistically inspired and iconic landmark that builds civic pride in San Jose. The Competition is managed by the San Jose Light Tower Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation created by residents of San Jose and other Silicon Valley cities who are passionate about urban place-making and the role that design can play in building community. This group has developed a strong working partnership with local government and philanthropy. For more about this exciting and incredible journey from the past to the future for America's tenth largest city and Silicon Valley, or to get involved as a donor or champion, please visit http://www.urbanconfluencesiliconvalley.org/
NINICO Communications | Ashley Alexander