Designing Action IDEAS Competition

Eligible: students, professionals
Register: 27 July 2012 / Submit: 13 August 2012
Registration fee: 25/40$
Prize: 500-5000$


Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is excited to launch the international design competition,Designing Action, sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Designing Action is an IDEAS competition to envision the many ways infrastructure that promotes active, healthy-living could accomplish Nashville’s desire to become the “Healthiest City in the Southeast.”

Design Challenge:
To re-imagine an industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River, with emphasis on creating active spaces for healthy citizens, and highlighting alternative sports and related activities. The 75 acre site has many variables to entice creative solutions. It is a brownfield disconnected from the neighborhoods of East Nashville by an elevated interstate. Almost the entire site was under water in the 2010 May flood. The site is within walking distance of several major sports, entertainment, and convention venues.

Our goal with this competition is to generate innovative ideas and concepts that could enhance the future redevelopment of riverfront property, promote active lifestyles and increase the quality of life for all of Nashville’s citizens.