Professional Practice

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley International Open Ideas Competition

Date: 7/25/2019 - 10/15/2019

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): California


A design competition that could change your life forever.

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley invites design visionaries throughout the world to help define the identity and spirit of this extraordinary region, to reflect the breathless sense of possibility we all feel, and to propel that influence and hope into a world-class iconic landmark.

The site for this proposed landmark is in the heart of Silicon Valley. Located in downtown San Jose, directly across from SAP Center and the future Google transit-oriented village.

The Competition has two phases. Phase 1 is a world-wide “open ideas competition” that invites individuals and teams of artists, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, designers, engineers, students, dreamers – and anyone with a passion for place-making to submit ideas. There is no entry fee.

In Phase 2, each of the three finalists will receive a stipend of $150,000 to refine their proposals and an independent Jury will choose a single winner.

In the valley of opportunities... an icon awaits!

Want to learn more about how your idea could change Silicon Valley forever?

Read the competition brief today.


Steve Borkenhagen
Executive Director
Urban Confluence Silicon Valley
A project of the San Jose Light Tower Corporation
Cell 408.813.5984
160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113


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