Clean Streets Design Challenge – Calling all Dundee designers

Working in partnership with Urban Foresight and Dundee City Council, we are excited to launch this brand new opportunity for Dundee based designers to create an innovative design solution for the feeder pillars sending electricity to Urban Electric‘s electric charging points.

This exciting opportunity for Dundee based designers closes on Friday 4th September at 4pm.

Please click here to download the full brief with the project outline and details of how to apply.

EDIT: The contact email address for enquiries and submissions was edited on 27 August. Please note, submissions should now be sent to Annie Marrs.

Dundee has been named as “Europe’s most visionary city for electric vehicle (EV) policy” by World Electric Vehicle Association, due to never being more than 0.45km away from your nearest charging point.

The Clean Streets project is a ground-breaking multi partner project, trialling innovative pop up EV chargers here in Dundee and also in Plymouth, backed by Innovate UK. Led by Urban Foresight, the Clean Streets project demonstrates how on-street EV charging can be convenient while still preserving the unique nature of our urban street-scapes.

We are looking for a designer or team of designers based in Dundee, to develop a solution for the housing within which the feeder pillar would be located. We would like this feeder pillar box to be transformed from their bulky, metal appearance into something that better integrates into a variety of street scenes. This can improve the aesthetics or functionality of a space for the people that use it and contribute in a positive way, to the lives of communities in Dundee.

The featured feeder pillar site is located to the west of V&A Dundee, situated between V&A Dundee and the new Waterfront Park Development. A representative of V&A Dundee will join our judging panel alongside our Lead Officer, Annie Marrs, Urban Foresight’s Clare Pennington, Urban Electric’s Keith Johnston, Dundee City Council’s Emma West and Dundee City Councillor Alan Ross.

If you have any questions, please contact