As part of the Fall Winter 2019 Brand campaign, Timberland will launch an open call for ideas dedicated to young talents (students from Architecture or Design schools) with the objective of creating specific green and sustainable modular projects that improves urban spaces.
The aim of the TIMBERLAND NATURE NEEDS HEROES Award is to create refreshing and inspiring places for all the citizens, transforming urban areas in even more unique daily experience, revitalizing existing places, reanimating essential urban spaces to give them a new life and giving them back to the citizens, underlining the Timberland Corporate Social Responsibility commitment.
The spirit of improving the urban environment, through permanent, moving or ephemeral small-scale green realizations is also an educational tool for rethinking greener urban spaces and more sustainable character of cities.
Realizations should be planned to use the same modular elements but combining them according to different layouts, depending on the specific function for different program of activities and the season of the year.
Long lasting or recycling materials and a sustainable approach is mandatory.

The Competition is valid from 18.00 BST* on 1st of July 2019 until 23.59 BST on 30th of September 2019.
Winners’ selection on/by 31st October 2019.
The dates may be subject to extension, at Timberland’s sole and absolute discretion.
*you may convert these times to your local time by visiting http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

To enter the Competition, eligible Participants are required to create a design project following the technical, creative and legal requirements disclosed on www.timberlandaward.com, in the present Full Terms and Conditions (including but not limited to the “Requirements to materials” at clause 8).

The design project must be composed of:
— A maximum of 3 (tree) pages text setting out the concept of the design, a descriptive narration and the sustainable cost of the interventions
— A maximum of 4 (four) A3 pages in a single file in pdf format.

The project should include sketches, technical drawing, rendering of the overall composition, one or several details to allow the jury to assess the quality of the project. All digital files must be 20 MB or smaller.

Entry will be possible via e-mail only and during Competition Period.

Eligible participants must send an e-mail to [email protected] including:
— Their personal details (full name, email address, contact number, country of residence)
— Their artwork submission, namely their design project including all the elements above listed.
— Valid proof of students’ status.

Make sure to write ‘Timberland Nature Needs Heroes Award’ in the subject line (English text only).

All design projects submitted by participants during Entry period in accordance with what stated in the present Terms and Conditions will be evaluated by the following Panel of Judges:
— Lorenza Baroncelli – Artistic director, Triennale
— Marco Sammicheli – International Relations Chief Officer, Triennale
— Maria Cristina Didero – Design critic and Editor-at-large, ICON Magazine
— Stefano Ragazzo – Architect, Orizzontale
— Stefano Mirti – Architect, Educator, Curator

Judgement will be supervised by:
— Jorn Wemmenhove, Co-founder & Creative Strategist, HumanKind
— Melissa Rotta Loria, Brand Marketing & Creative Director Timberland EMEA

Projects will be assessed based on the following criteria:
— The clarity of the proposal
— The quality of the composition
— The relevance of the narrative;
— Its suitability to the contextual facts, the local climate and the law.
— Its innovation and importance
— Its functionality
— The sustainable design strategies included
— Its technical and economic viability.

The Judging Panel will evaluate the projects against the above-mentioned criteria to select the shortlist five (5) final design: then, each member of the Jury will assign a score for each of the shortlisted projects. The sum of the scores assigned to each shortlisted project will be used to select the Winner.

The process will be concluded by the Judging date specified at clause 1. The name of the winner, along with the winning project will be disclosed on 15th November 2019, then published on www.timberlandaward.com, upon winner’s eligibility confirmation.

Please note that Timberland is under no obligation to select a final Design if they believe that there is no submitted Design that meets the requirements of the Contest and/or Timberland’s expectations and aesthetic criteria.

The 1st place competition winner will be invited to experience a three-months paid internship in the Timberland Design Centre in Switzerland.
Huge visibility to the project will be guaranteed to him/her by Timberland, promoting dissemination of the project, starting from the website, its social media.


cash prize award: $ 0.00 USD

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