Art Jameel, an organisation that supports heritage, education and the arts, has announced an extension to the open call proposals to Sabeel 2020, an Expo 2020 Dubai initiative to design innovative drinking fountains for the Expo site.
The deadline for the open call has now been extended to September 10, 2019.
Designers, architects, artists and other UAE-based creatives, plus international practitioners with a strong connection to the UAE, are invited to submit designs for innovative drinking fountains, inspired by the tradition and spirit of the 'sabeel' or fountain.
An internationally renowned jury will select a winning design, to be mass-produced for the Expo 2020 site and its legacy. A sabeel is a neighbourhood kiosk or fountain where water is dispensed to travellers and passers-by, at crossroads, in city squares and outside mosques.
Up to three winning designs will be selected by the appointed jury, with Expo 2020 offering AED 100,000 in prize money to each winner. The winner will see their fountain design developed and reproduced across the Expo 2020 district, with more than 45 fountains set to feature on-site.