A Canal Design Competition

I noticed this competition link and thought that I would share it with all of you. It seems like a fun ideas based challenge. Basically any idea you have for the Panama Canal is legit, you just need to photoshop it onto this image. Here is the official brief from the organizers.

As a celebration of our school´s 10th anniversary and in commemoration of the 200 years of the independence movement  in most Latin American countries, ISTHMUS (Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño de América Latina y el Caribe),  is sponsoring a competition to submit, through creative far-fetched proposals, new images for the Panama Canal.
This construction is one of the modern wonders of the world and one of the most important symbols of our continent. The crossing between the oceans is an exceptional and unforgettable experience.
How can it be enhanced? What can be done to make it even more memorable?
The competition is open to all and has no inscription fees. Up to three proposals of the intervened image of one of the Canal Locks (Miraflores) can be submitted. The image should be accompanied by a short explanatory text. There are no cash prizes, but an effort is being done to include all the submissions in a final publication, and to obtain funding for awards which will be announced as available.
Deadline is October 1st, 2010.
More information: http://disenoentremares.wordpress.com

I can’t wait to see the results! Thanks to Alvaro Hernandez for sending along the info. Here are some of my favorite submissions so far.

Check back after the submission date, I will be posting the winning designs here.

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