Challenge: Pop-up Retail Store

DesignByMany‘s latest challenge: Pop-up Retail Store sponsored by HP and media partners ArchDaily. For new Fall fashions and back-to-school shopping, ‘pop-up’ retail shops are the hottest trend. These small, temporary shops are bringing fashion and an urban edge to under-utilized and vacant spaces. This challenge is to design a quickly constructed or prefabricated, free-standing shop of no more than 200 square feet.

DesignByMany is a challenge based design technology community where users post challenges to the community along with their design source files. The community can then post responses with their own source files to solve the challenge. They can also comment on the challenge and interact with other designers throughout the process.


*Flat-ground, appropriate for a vacant lot, parking lot, or park setting. *Location and design should be appropriate for selling goods. We are looking for a workable concept so permitting/legal vending issues need not be considered, drawing in foot traffic and visibility should be. *Location should be selected by the designer. Please specify a location, or locations, as the basis for your analysis


*Provide no more than 200 square feet of product display and sales space. *Store should be easy to set up and tear down for one season or product line. *Store may connect to a certain product type or theme. (i.e. shoes, shirts sunglasses, etc..?) or theme (i.e. football fan gear near a pitch). *Design should lock up at night. *Design should be adaptable to various environmental conditions.


*HP Designjet T790 24” PostScript ePrinter – The winner of this challenge selected by the judges will take home the latest in technical printing technology. The HP Designjet T790 ePrinter offers plug-and-play large-format printing, helping architects and designers achieve great prints without a hassle. *Both the winner selected by the judges and the community winner will be featured on ArchDaily, The world’s most visited architecture website.


*Pop-up Stores Rise in Popularity * – Pop-up Retail *Uniqlo Cube



Deadline (*New Dates)

*All Designs must be submitted by Sunday October 23rd at 11:59 PM (GMT -4) Community Voting will end on Sunday October 30th at 11:59 PM (GMT -4)

*Community voting is based on the total number of votes a project gets

Submission Requirements

*Post design model and documentation (3d and/or 2d) *Post images *Post diagrams explaining approach (optional) *Post video explaining approach (optional)

About this author
Cite: Kelly Minner. "Challenge: Pop-up Retail Store" 09 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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