Common Boston's Common Build (CBCB) is a design and construction competition that challenges participants to design and build a project in response to real community needs in just under 72 hours. Based on this year's theme "The Places In Between," we invite teams* to explore the intersection of two vibrant communities, Allston-Brighton and Kendall/MIT, to uncover what such places mean to the community, both individually and collectively.
Prizes valued at over $1000 will be awarded to teams selected by our jurors and by the public via an online vote. Download and print a CBCB poster here!
Teams will be asked to work with a local institution to develop design solutions that address specific physical and social needs of the neighborhood. The Awards Ceremony will reveal the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place jury selections and the Popuar Vote Winner from the online poll.
All are welcome! Follow the progress and discussion hosted on CoUrbanize.com and vote for your favorite project. Poll will be live on CoUrbanize from Sunday 10/5, 9pm and Thursday 10/9, 9pm. Find out where the porjects are sited and go out to visit them in situ.
Register individually; Click here to get to the Registation page.
Kick-off: Thursday, October 2nd – The Common Build has begun!
Tools Down: Sunday, October 5th at noon
Tour with Judges: Sunday, October 5th from 1–4pm
Public display onsite: Sunday October 5th through Sunday October 12th
Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 10th at the BSA, doors open at 5:30, program starts at 6pm
This event will lead into our CB Fallfest, running October 9-12, 2014. The Fallfest includes events of all kinds and is the third/final installment of our 2014 festival weekends. In just the last year we have hosted community roundtables, a speaker forum, a design party, workshops, architectural-boat-walking tours, and much more all in the name of engaging designers and the public for more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable communities.
This tour is part of a festival weekend that includes architectural tours, open buildings, and other special events. Click here to view more EventBrite listings by Common Boston!