Over the last few months we’ve written several times about the Dekalb Market and even got to interview its founders, Eldon Scott and Thomas Kosbau. Dekalb Market was, until recently, hosting a competition to design one of the up-cycled container storefronts, and our CEO Sarah Beatty was a member on the panel of judges.
Hold your breath no longer! The winner of the Not Just a Container contest has been named, and the winners are . . . BBOX Radio!
The Dekalb Market project is a new market space to be opened in downtown Brooklyn on the Fulton Stret Mall, and (remarkably) will be constructed from a collection of up-cycled commerical shipping containers. Back in March, the organizers announced a competition for entrepreneurs to develop new ideas for the use of a shipping container for art, commerce, or agriculture. As the project’s website says, “The goal of the competition is to support the growth of Brooklyn’s creative community by helping a local entrepreneur realize his or her dream of opening a bricks and mortar location.”
BBOX Radio were announced as the winners on May 11 at the Madison Square EATS market. BBOX Radio plans to construct a community public radio station, bringing together the old community of the Fulton Street Mall with the new Dekalb Market space. The project designers hope the new space will become a forum for “local residents and business to share their inspirations, showcase their skills, promote entrepreneurship, cultivate creativity, and celebrate community.” You can view a full showcase of their winning proposal by clicking here [flash].
BBOX Radio won a container license rent-free for six months, a $3,000 design and construction budget, a one year membership to 3rd Ward, a one year membership to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, press exposure, and an online feature. Excitingly for us, Green Depot will be furnishing sustainable building materials and other green products to help complete the project!
To read the full press release you can visit the Dekalb Market Projects blog by clicking here, or – better yet – take a trip to the Fulton Street Mall to check out BBOX yourself when they launch this year!