• Illustration

The urbancanvas Design Competition was a unique opportunity to challenge professional artists and designers to create printed artwork for temporary protective structures at construction sites to beautify New York City's streetscape and promote maintenance of these structures.

The competition selected four complementary designs for different types of temporary protective structures: construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems.

Designs were selected by a distinguished jury of world-renowned artists, designers and civic decision makers followed by an online public vote.

All designs were approved by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York.