ACTIVATING THE URBAN ALLEY THROUGH ARCHITECTURE
Public Art + Design Opportunity in Chattanooga, TN
Passageways 2.0 Alleyway Activation Challenge
Winning Design Selected
Finalize Design & Documentation
May – July 2018
Fabrication + Installation
Grand Opening Block Party
November 10, 2018 – 1,000 Attendees
To enhance a new downtown alleyway in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga’s City Center, River City Company, tinker ma and Public Art Chattanooga sought unique, innovative design concepts with a cohesive artistic vision from multi-disciplinary design teams. Through an open RFP process in fall 2017, 45 proposals were submitted representing 11 countries including the United States, Italy, France, Canada, Malaysia, India and China.
Three semi-finalists were selected to further develop site specific designs to permanently activate the proposed alleyway and create a vibrant pedestrian corridor that is habitable and can be adapted for use as a small public event space. Passageways 2.0 is made possible by generous grants from the Benwood and Lyndhurst Foundations. A winning team SPORTS and their concept City Thread was announced in May 2018 and opened in November 2018.