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Poligon Sponsors Park Design Competition

Poligon Park Architecture has announced a design competition, "Reflecting Place: Designing for the Western Landscape," for American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) members living in the 10 western states (Calif., Wash., Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colo., Wyoming and Montana). The competition is a salute to the 2004 ASLA meeting, "Natural Spaces, Public Places," October 29 through November 2 in Salt Lake City.

The challenge is to design an original park structure, gazebo, pergola or trellis that reflects the tradition, natural features and architecture of the American West. The designs will echo the West's natural surroundings, sustainability and durability. Entrants will be judged on interpretation of the theme, the ability of the design and structure to "stand the test of time," and the creative use of materials.

The winning design will be manufactured by Poligon and featured as the firm's 2004 exposition centerpiece. The structure will go on display at the National Recreation and Parks Association Expo in Reno, Nevada, and at the ASLA annual meeting in Salt Lake City. After these events, the structure will be donated to the winner's home city.

Contestants should primarily work in tube steel and other readily available Poligon building components. The design must be no larger than 20 x 20 feet and the construction cost not more than $25,000.

The entries must be submitted on no more than three 24 x 36 inch sheets of paper. The submittal must include at least one plan, two elevations, and one perspective or axonometric illustration. There must be detailed, dimensioned construction drawings illustrating the construction design. Illustrations may include photographs of models, line drawings, color renderings, or computer generated models. No digitally submitted materials or models will be considered.

Submissions must also contain a written description (no more than 500 words) of the site and design concept.

Entry forms are available at ASLA members should register with Poligon before May 15, 2004. The deadline for submittal of materials is July 1, 2004.

Poligon is a division of PorterCorp, Holland, Michigan, makers of pre-engineered, prefabricated steel-framed shade structures for easy on-site assembly. In 1967, PorterCorp started manufacturing building components. Today, the Poligon catalog offers over 100 standard designs of shelters, gazebos, pavilions, pergolas and trellises, and offers custom design and engineering services.

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