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07 Dec 12

167 entries



Summary in collaboration with FARM Cultural Park presents the product design contest Epidemic Happiness – Street Furniture Contest. The competition aim is the creation of a unique piece of street furniture representing the theme of happiness.

Company description

FARM Cultural Park is a foundation devoted to the cultural and local redevelopment of the historical centre of Favara, Sicilian town located near the Valle dei Templi, archeological site in Agrigento. The heart of the project is Sette Cortili, a real Sicilian village converted into a Park of Contemporary Culture and Tourism. On the occasion of Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, directed by David Chipperfield and titled “Common Ground” (open from 29th August to 25th November), FARM Cultural Park received a special invite. It will participate to the art exhibition “Architetture del Made in Italy”, within Padiglione Italia.

What we are looking for

Contest Aim
This contest takes the theme of happiness and how it spreads among people. The main concept is the celebration of joy and its power to exorcise “crisis” and general negativity.
The aim of “Epidemic Happiness – Street Furniture Contest” is identifying new and innovative projects for the creation of a unique piece of street furniture that embodies the contest theme.
It also has to give high visibility to FARM Cultural Park and communicates its values.

“Epidemic Happiness: strange cases of a rare contagious epidemic in Venice.
Initial research has shown that some cases derived from Laguna and others occurred a few weeks ago deriving from Favara. Exhibited through diverse and bizarre symptoms, this disease, according to experts is spreading uncontrollably.
Symptoms include a rejection to all forms of rules, social conditioning, resulting in a total disregard for the opinions and judgments of others, as well as childlike behavior; happiness and joyfulness and endless the search for emotions.
For now experts have not responded, although enthusiasm can barely be contained while they wait for an improbable vaccine capable of restraining the diffusion of the epidemic called Epidemic Happiness”

Participants should send their interpretation of the theme in a detailed and engineering-related advanced way.
For the purpose of representation they can use for instance renders, model pictures, technical drawings, 3D files, etc. You can compress them in a .zip folder and upload it during the upload ( “Archive file” field )
In addition we suggest you to attach additional information in the section provided and give an exhaustive presentation of your project.

Entrants should consider the following project constraint: the budget for the production of a single series or a unique piece of your project is maximum 5000 € (five thousands euro).


Mr. Andrea Bartoli – FARM Cultural Park founder
Mr. Paolo Emilio Bellisario – Designer
Mr. Davide Scomparin – Desall CEO and founder


Since we are an international Community, all texts provided with your uploads (abstract, description, tags, etc.) should be written in English.

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Desall required files

Minimum 1 image, up to 5.
Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size) ; allowed format: .jpg , .gif , .png; color mode: RGB;
allowed resolution: 72 dpi ; max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.

Brief document (.pdf) Material files (.zip)





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