Global Design Competition of Seattle, Washington, USA, Entry Details, Dates, Deadlines

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Design Competition Seattle for Low Carbon Restaurant: Washington Architecture Contest

Sep 8, 2010

Global Design Competition of Seattle – Low Carbon Restaurant

Help us grow a new sustainability resource in Seattle, WA USA and compete for a $10,000 prize.

The Competition

The Global Design Competition of Seattle, WA, USA calls for entries of integrated function, high efficiency, low carbon restaurant designs. The goal is to create a shareware reference resource of design solutions that also functions as a services directory for participating design teams.

The design objective is a low carbon restaurant, by any means possible, including but not limited to reduction in the need for electricity, food menu and ingredient choices, localized power generation and waste energy capture and reuse.

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The Global Design Competition is open to individuals and organizations world-wide.

Who We Are

Our jury panel is comprised of professionals, educators and innovators in the fields of engineering, architecture, life-cycle analysis, vertical farming, green building, restaurant operations and business modeling. In combination, they will be able to assess the feasibility and appropriateness of designs in the contexts of technical probability of appliance and building systems, marketability of product, output schedule, and staff operations.

Deadline for Entries

The submission process for entries for The Global Design Competition is now OPEN.
Entries must be received at the competition office by 15 Mar 2011.
For submission instructions, please visit the website:


A written synopsis of the whole working system and newly innovated components.
Technical drawings and materials lists demonstrating feasibility of the whole working system and all newly innovated components.
An architectural drawing and materials list for the building exterior if your design includes any added structures or alterations.
Restaurant operations description including appropriate product volume, output schedule.
Estimated financial budget for project completion.
A product menu and appropriate output schedule.
Estimated carbon budget for the building renovation and construction, operations, and menu.
A conceptual energy model for the whole restaurant space.


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