Teams from around the world vied for the opportunity to design the benches lining Boston’s Fort Point Channel.
The Design Museum Boston announced the 20 semi-finalists of its “Street Seats Design Challenge” on March 5.
The museum required that submitted designs incorporate sustainable, eco-friendly materials and innovative construction methods.
“When we launched Streets Seats Design Challenge, we anticipated local interest,” said Sam Aquillano, co-founder of Design Museum Boston, in a news release. “What actually happened was far beyond our expectations.”
The challenge received more than 300 registrations and 170 final entries from designers from 22 states and 23 countries.
Semi-finalists will produce and install their designs around Fort Point Channel for an opening event on April 27. Three grand prize winners will receive cash prizes.
The benches will remain at Fort Point Channel until October.
Peruse the semi-finalist designs and watch the designers’ videos.