Al Shaheed park Sculptures competition

Located on the periphery of one of Kuwait’s oldest and most historical ring-roads, the First, lies Al Shaheed Park within the Green Belt (Part of Kuwait’s urban planning, the Green belt was built to create the transition between the old city of Kuwait and the new expansion). With historical background that adds value to it’s existence, a new project consisting of Landscaping and Architecture is currently being developed to host several amenities and outdoor facilities to serve the public.

The competition scope is to add several types of sculptures throughout Al Shaheed Garden; some of which act as monuments, others interactive/performative, and some that merge both concepts.

Design Guidelines

-To be an abstract sculpture not resembling any human nor animal figures.
-To be durable for the weather of Kuwait City.

Work must be

  • Original & portrays a creative concept
  • Three Dimensional
  • Suitable for Kuwait’s outdoor weather climate & capable of withstanding adverse
  • weather conditions (sandstorms)
  • Safe for children to play around
  • Suitable for family viewing

Typologies to choose from

  • Interactive- for children to play around or within including seating areas etc
  • Performative
  • Monumental
  • Integration of both monumental and interactive

Can be of the following materials:

  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Re-used

* Open to any other proposal that may be analyzed. Subject to later approval

General Note

Sculptures with lighting system to  illuminate the area around them will be a plus. No water features allowed.


Phase I: Concept Design submittal for all participants: October 5th, 2013
Jury to take place: October 7th, 2013
Winners announcement: October 21st, 2013
Phase II: Detailed Drawings & Construction Procedure: November 15th, 2013
Delivery on site: January 5th, 2014
Submissions Required

Phase 1  – Concept Design Proposal:

Each competitor is to submit the following

a.  One sculpture design in 3D presentation format – 4 views on A3 foam mounted boards to be contextualized (Images from the park will be sent when you register)
b. Title, size, and materials used
c. Design concept and process of design with a written 200 word description
d. A model in a 1:20 scale
e. Construction cost will be provided to the winning competitors and must be in the range of KD3000 – KD7000
f. Timetable for the construction and delivery of the sculpture

Phase II – The winners selected by the jury have to submit the following :

a. Detailed design drawings: Two elevations, two sections, top view, and site plan
b. Construction procedure: Construction drawings

It is the responsibility of the chosen competitor to construct the sculpture and transport it to site on the given deadline.
The artist will be awarded KD 1,000 (equivalent approximately to $3,000) to attend the installation of the sculpture.
Artist must allow AOK W.L.L to use his or her biographical information for marketing purposes.


Kindly signup to get more information on the park with context images. You will also receive your entry code that you need to attach on your submission.


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