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Design Teams Wanted for Covington Parklet Competition

CURB’D, an urban a design-based competition, is looking for innovative talent from Greater Cincinnati to create immersive public experiences in the form of parklets in Covington.

Design proposals should be unique, creative, promote public interaction and push the boundaries of conventional parklet design.                                                           

To participate in CURB’D, design teams must attend an informational workshop at Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington on either November 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM or November 18, 7:30 - 9:30 AM. During this workshop design teams will receive information needed to develop and submit a completed parklet design proposal.

Design proposals are due December 2, 2015.

Design teams will submit concepts to the 10 businesses eligible to participate. Parklet proposals must include all team members needed to design and build each parklet by the indicated deadline. This includes all fabrication and construction processes. Each business will then select their top proposals and design teams will be notified on December 9.

Each business and their corresponding design teams must attend a fabrication workshop on December 16 where they will work together with design and build experts to refine their parklet proposals.

Upon completion of final proposals, an esteemed panel of experts will choose the top 5 parklet designs, based on originality, community interaction, safety and feasibility to move forward with fabrication. 

CURB’D will fund the majority of the costs associated with producing, permitting, and installing.

Design teams selected for fabrication will receive a $1,000 honorarium. All other teams who participate will receive compensation in the form of gift cards from participating businesses. All parklets will be installed in early May 2016 and revealed to the public May 6, 2016. Unless otherwise noted, the parklets will be removed by November 1, 2016 for the winter months and kept in storage until the following spring. 

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