It’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a coffee shop perched on every corner. With the boom of coffee culture in the late 90s, mornings seem unbearable without the support of a caffeine kick. Emulating the cosmopolitan New York lifestyle of shows like Friends, Seinfeld, and Sex and the City, ambiance-inspired cafés that encourage its customer to linger were a big step away from the greasy spoons of yesteryear.
Coffee culture was then further cemented by the emergence of the digital age when workers were freed from their desks and took to working from any coffee shop with a strong WiFi signal and an even stronger Arabica blend. And despite what the US sitcoms would have you believe, Americans are not the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. The Times recently mapped the world according to coffee consumption per capita, with Finland taking the top spot averaging 12 kg of coffee per person per year. Their fellow Scandinavians Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden all also appearing in the top 10.
The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge is asking participants to design a coffee shop kiosk that could be replicated in capital cities across Northern Europe. In partnership with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato”, we are looking for iconic designs that can be easily constructed and transported, while at the same time being sophisticated enough to have the potential to become a recognized landmark in their own right.
The kiosk should accommodate one barista and be suitable for all weather conditions. Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato” committed to constructing the series of the coffeehouses in 2018/2019
3 winning proposals and 6 honorable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $5,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:
- 1st Prize - US $3,000
- 2nd Prize - US $1,500
- 3rd Prize - US $500
- + 6 honorable mentions
Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato” committed to constructing the series of the coffeehouses in 2018/2019.
- Early Bird Registration: October 26 - January 9
- Advance Registration: January 10 - February 28
- Last Minute Registration: March 1 - April 25
Closing date for registration: April 25, 2018
Closing date for submission: May 29,2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners: June 27, 2018
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleThe Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineApril 25, 2018 05:37 PM
Submission DeadlineMay 29, 2018 05:37 PM