The Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis are inviting architects, designers and artists to propose a temporary structure in St. Louis, Missouri, for the second cycle of “PXSTL”. The competition aims to transform an under-used lot in the heart of St. Louis’ Arts and Culture district, catalyzing creative intervention and artistic programs. Nominations will be solicited from deans of architecture, art, and design programs; editors of art, architecture, and design publications; distinguished practitioners; and directors and curators of arts institutions. Read more about this competition after the break.
Once the winners are selected in Spring 2016, they will collaborate with the Pulitzer and the Sam Fox School to realize the project over the next year. The winning designers will teach a studio in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at the Sam Fox School in the fall of 2016. Students of the studio will contribute to the concept and design of the structure for the PXSTL site and will be involved in all phases of the process, including materials exploration, construction documentation, budgeting, timeline development, and evaluating site considerations. In early 2017, local artists, designers, and community members will be invited to develop and implement programming. The PXSTL structure itself will open in Spring 2017.
The winners of PXSTL’s first iteration, Brooklyn-based Freecell Architecture, completed their temporary structure in May of 2014 and housed performances, music, meditation, food interventions, photography installations, and symposia over a period of six months.
Additional information on the finalists, design process, and site-specific programming will be available in the coming months. Read more here.