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Sebastopol City Centre design competition, California

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[Registration must be completed by 17 October] The American Institute of Architects along with local sponsors, seek ‘innovative and challenging’ designs for the renewal and redesign of Sebastopol city centre, north California

Launched as an open international ideas competition, the institute seeks proposals for a more economically stable and aesthetically vibrant city centre currently home to 8,000 people and providing services for 50,000 more.


Factors to be considered include the use of natural resources, such as local parks and underutilised sites, as well as improving circulation inside the city both vehicle and pedestrian.


Entrants are encouraged to submit ‘innovative and challenging’ plans though each must be viable and not beyond implementation by a follow up discussion group due to begin in 2012. A public exhibition is due to show proposals to local people and will follow the juries final decision with cash prizes awarded.

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