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Slovenian magazine hosts competition to find new proposals for sustainable street kiosks

Slovenian magazine hosts competition to find new proposals for sustainable street kiosks

Slovenia’s Outsider magazine is organizing a competition to rethink Slovenia’s traditional street kiosks. The competition will be open for submissions until October 20. In its efforts to make the daily life of the local people greener, the competition organizers have invited innovators across all fields, Springwise reports.

Architectural and industrial designers are looking for new ideas on how to create sustainable concepts for a prototype kiosk measuring 2 square metres or larger. The painters, sociologists, philosophers and students also joined the competition.

Kiosks can be designed for a variety of uses such as a sales area, mini-warehouse, or space for a cash register. As the organizers detailed, designs can include any type of materials as long as it is affordable and requires no sanitation.

Previous competitions organised by Outsider include a 2019 contest to reimagine the ruins of an o salt-pan house at the Secovlje Salina Nature Park in Slovenia and a competition earlier this year to create a 30 square metre dwelling using sustainable rammed-earth techniques.

“The competition asks what is the purpose of the modern kiosk, and how it should be designed to meet the modern challenges of environmentally friendly and user-friendly design,” Architects Journal said.

The winners will receive €1,500, while second and third place recipients will be awarded €1,000 and €500 respectively. Three honourable mentions each worth €100 will also be awarded. The competition will be open for submissions until October 20.

Outsider is an international Slovene and German quarterly magazine that was created in 2015. Now, the magazine is focussing on “spatial” culture, built environment design and social issues.