Downtown Q 2025 design ideas competition

Registrations deadline: 30 Sep 2014
Submissions deadline: 11 Nov 2014

AN INVITATION
TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF QUEANBEYAN
ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST COUNTRY TOWNS
The Queanbeyan Business Chamber invites Australian and international designers to enter a design ideas competition for Downtown Q – critical streets and sites within the Central Business District of Queanbeyan. With quality renewal or redevelopment Downtown Q will spearhead regeneration of one of Australia’s oldest inland settlements.
Winning designs will combine urban design ideas and development concepts that project a visionary future of prosperity and design excellence for the regional city. These ideas and concepts will be used to generate confidence in outcomes for the community and may be further developed to define and stimulate investment opportunity.
The total competition prize pool is $62,000 with an additional $2,000 community prize pool.
The competition has the endorsement of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

THE COMPETITION
This is a single stage design ideas competition. It has been developed and will be conducted in accordance with the Australian Institute of Architects Guidelines for Architectural Competitions and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Guidelines for the Promotion and Conduct of Competitions.
All entrants are required to present their design ideas for Downtown Q. At their discretion entrants may then also choose to enter detailed proposals for any or all of the three Development Quarters. Downtown Q and each of the Development Quarters has a separate first prize allocation.
All entries will be published online. The community will be given the opportunity to view the designs and to vote for their favorite proposals.

THE PRIZE POOL
The First Prize for each of the elements of the competition are:
DOWNTOWN Q
CIVIC Q
RESIDENTIAL Q
COMMERCIAL Q$30,000
$10,000
$10,000
$10,000

There are no second or subsequent prizes in each element. However, commendations and/or supplementary prize money from a pool of $2,000 may be awarded at the discretion of the Jury.
There is also a Community prize pool of $2,000 – a $500 prize for Downtown Q and for each of the Development Quarters.
Prizes are in Australian dollars. GST is not a consideration in the award of the prizes.
Prize monies will be paid with no monies retained for any subsequent commission.

Competition Website

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