CLIMATIC CONNECTIONS...

The Coldscapes competition had a thought-provoking, open-ended brief challenging participants to create “new visions for cold weather cities”. Our solution celebrates the magnificence of cold climate cities and culture by activating public spaces typically underutilized during the winter, creating a destination event which brings people together and encourages socialization. In addition, it promotes and elevates the stature of cold climate cities on the global stage through a trade of cultures with other cities that have contrasting climatic conditions.  Our proposal forms a virtual portal between a cold and a warm climate city that exports and simultaneously imports their climate and associated culture. Participant cities choose a significant public space to host the portal as a temporary installation for one season. The case study is located at Public Square in Cleveland and Opera House Plaza in Sydney. Multiple cities may participate and may do so more than once forming a different connection each time. A portal venue is assembled from customized shipping containers which can be configured in multiple ways dependent on the selected public space.  There are two types of cans. Those on the lower level are interactive stands that support commerce and demonstrations for the following components: food and beverage cafe, seasonal/cultural experiences, arts and crafts shop, and city branding store. Those on the upper level are interactive technology with a live video display from the connected city’s venue also functioning as a canopy for rain/snow screening or sun-shading.

PORTAL

IDEA

LOCATION: CLEVELAND, OH & SYDNEY, AU

SIZE: A PUBLIC PLAZA

STATUS: COMPLETED 2013

AWARD: COLDSCAPES COMPETITION HONORABLE MENTION

 

1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

© 2017 STUDIOCRM, INC.

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

© 2017  STUDIOCRM, INC.

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1110 EUCLID AVENUE . SUITE 300

CLEVELAND . OHIO 44115  

© 2017 STUDIOCRM, INC.   

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