"Art Deco Revisited"- Caldecott Tunnel Medallion Design Contest | 511 Contra Costa

"Art Deco Revisited"- Caldecott Tunnel Medallion Design Contest

Hey East Bay Students! If you attend school K-12 in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, you have a chance to create art for the ages – a medallion cast in concrete that will adorn the $391 million Caldecott Tunnel between Orinda and Oakland, for the fourth bore project.
Caltrans announced this week the opening of the competition to design six, 36-inch tall architectural medallions above the entrances to the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore on Highway 24. This is the first student-only architectural design competition Caltrans has had in the Bay Area.
The theme Caltrans picked is “Classic art deco” known for bold outlines and geometric chapes. Art deco was popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s; it was also favored in an agency online poll on six different themes! Art deco medallions were also used for the original two Caldecott Tunnel Bores.
May 7th is the deadline to submit original art deco drawings, which Caltrans plans to use in designing molds for pouring concrete to form the decorative shapes. Two separate panels of art judges will evaluate entries from the two counties.
For more  information and how to enter click here.

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