Hobart 2020 Design Competition

Hobart 2020 has announced a design competition and are looking for architect students, talented drawers, artists and designers to come up with concept images and designs for stadiums and arenas for their 2020 Summer Olympic bid.

Two community radio hosts, Bent Waterworth and Joshua Shoobridge, came up with the idea of the Australian city bidding for the 2020 Games and are now the brains behind the Hobart 2020 organizing committee.

Waterworth said the idea started as a joke but has gathered momentum and was now quite serious. He told AAP in April, “we wanted to think of the biggest event we could possibly bring to Hobart. Over the past six months it has taken off into something which is a bit more than a joke”.

The winning designs will be put to an international online vote through the Hobart 2020 website, Facebook page, and Twitter service. and will become the final designs for the stadiums.

Waterworth said, “this is a fantastic opportunity for some of our future architects and artists to show off their designing skills to the world and have their work become the face of the Olympic bid”.

Closing date for the competition is July 14.