Place by Design

SXSW Eco Place By Design 2014 Finalists

Place by Design, the SXSW Eco Public Space Design Competition, honors visionary design work that achieves a positive community impact through the creation or re-imagining of public spaces.

Human connection with place is a key factor in the struggle for a sustainable world. Good design has the ability to reflect a community’s culture and values and compels people to engage with their everyday surroundings. Vibrant public spaces signify a vibrant community and will be maintained and conserved for years to come. Placemaking and related initiatives such as tactical urbanism and public interest design focus on strengthening our connection to place by making it more accessible, community-centered, aligned with nature and even playful. Place by Design will highlight projects that transform the way communities interact with place as a means of inspiring our attendees to improve their own places. View the winners and finalists of last year's competition here.

2014 Winners

Place By Design - Community Impact Winner

Libros Libres

Company: bcWORKSHOP
Dallas, United States | | Images

Place By Design - Global Potential Winner


Pavegen Systems
London, United Kingdom | Images

Place By Design - Transformative Design sponsored by gb&d Winner


Created by: Dong-Ping Wong of FAMILY New York, and designers Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab, Inc.
New York, United States | Video + Images

View the 2014 Place by Design Finalists and Semi-Finalists here >>

SXSW Eco Place By Design 2014 Finalists - Photos courtesy the Finalists