A competition to design a landscape for a festival in Tanzania is a bit like “The Great Gatsby”, says a designer.
The theme of the festival, held this year in the country’s largest city, Addis Ababa, was a collaboration between the organisers and architects based in the United States, according to RTE.
The winning design was a project called ‘Pixies’, which uses an urban theme for the theme of a “virtual reality” show.
The design, based on a popular cartoon series, was created by the artists and illustrators, with assistance from the local art centre, the Royal Academy of Arts in Addis.
The contest was initially called the Africa World Design Competition, but after a public backlash, the organisers have changed the name to the Africa-wide competition, the Africa Outdoor Design Contest.
“It’s like a contest for the future,” said the artist and architect, Yousufa Mohamed.
“It’s about the future, the way that people interact, the energy of the landscape.”
The competition, which takes place in June, will also see the designs of other artists featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition was first unveiled in October and has already been seen by millions of people in Addi Ababa.
The exhibition will run for two years.
The competition is the latest in a series of competitions organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects to promote the art of urban design.
The organisation also runs an online competition for landscape design, the UK Landscape Design Competition.