Volvo Canada opened submissions for a 2020 design challenge in partnership with the Interior Design Show: The New Garage Design Challenge.
Open to design enthusiasts of all levels from professional to amateur across Canada, the challenge is intended to re-imagine the often-neglected garage space which, following stay-at-home conditions, has become a new frontier in design. In fact, a recent study revealed that one-third of Canadians feel the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way they view their home and nearly 40 percent believe their garage is a neglected area of their home.
With 40 percent of Canadians reporting the desire to create more livable spaces in their homes, the goal of The New Garage Design Challenge is to empower conceptual thinkers, design thought leaders, and ultimately all eligible Canadians, to re-think the entire garage and vehicle relationship into one that embodies livable, innovative and sustainable elements.
The New Garage Design Challenge has been established in partnership with IDS, launching shortly after IDS Vancouver and culminating with an exciting showcase at 2021 IDS Toronto in May, where the winning design submission will be showcased within the Volvo Canada footprint at the 2021 Toronto IDS.
Entries will be evaluated by a judging panel of Canadian architects and designers hailing from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, as well as Volvo Cars’ own Head of Design based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
For the contest’s rules, click here.