DawnTown began in 2007 as a lecture on "The Future of Cities". The lecture came at an interesting time as Miami was still midway through its construction boom, and much was debated about how fast and how far the city would grow. By the following year, the organization had evolved its programming by hosting annual architectural design competitions. Each competition focused on a particular building or space within the city that was either neglected, abandoned, or underused.
Now in its fifth year, DawnTown seeks to turn these ideas into reality through DAWNTOWN DESIGN/ BUILD. Motivated by the Young Architects Program at MOMA PS1 in New York City, DawnTown feels that this is the next step in evolution for the organization. DawnTown's competitions have atiracted top designers from around the world to present their ideas and visions, and have put Miami's architectural character into the international spotlight.
Now with the DAWNTOWN DESIGN/BUILD competition, designers will get the opportunity to create a temporary, low cost, and innovative installation in Miami.
The competition will be done in three(3) phases.
Phase 1: Open Call for Porolios We are looking for the best and brightest designers out there. The open call seeks to attract the attention of designers who are both "up and comming" as well as seasoned veterans in design. We are not looking to highlight the career of an established starchitect, but be a catalyst that pushes a design career forward
Phase 2: Finalists A select group will be chosen, and given the program requirements, budget restrictions, and timeline for design. The jury will decide how many finalists will be selected; there is no set number. Finalists will be given a schedule to follow in order to turn in their designs in a timely manner. Phase 3: Winner Selected The final phase where a winning design will be chosen among from the finalist.
For more information visit: www.dawntown.org