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THE BUHI LANTERNS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The BuHi Lanterns is a project that will temporarily install lanterns throughout the Buford Highway corridor to accomplish the following objectives:

  • encourage play in unexpected everyday spaces
  • reflect the area's cultural diversity
  • create a safer and more playful and people-friendly environment
  • encourage residents and visitors to explore new places

The BuHi Lanterns is a recommendation in the Buford Highway Master Plan, a Livable Centers Initiative study sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission with the Cities of Chamblee and Doraville and adopted by the Cities in 2017, and was inspired by the cloth and paper lanterns currently displayed in local shopping centers.

PROJECT TEAM

Design Leads: Pavan Iyer and Morgan Strickland | Art Design: Dianna Settles | Intern: Marissa Childers | Project Manager: Marian Liou

PROPOSED TIMELINE

  • Lantern Design and Prototyping: March-June 2018
  • Community Engagement and Children's Workshops: April-July 2018
  • Fabrication and Installation: August-September 2018
  • Reveal and Opening Day: October 2018
  • Takedown: December 2018

KABOOM! PLAY EVERYWHERE CHALLENGE

The BuHi Lanterns is a winner of the KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge, which supports projects in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Miami that encourage play in unexpected places, creating opportunities for kids to get the play they need to thrive. To view other winning projects in Atlanta, click this link.

 Night time view of lanterns in Pinetree Plaza arcade, Doraville (Rendering by  Pavan Iyer)

Night time view of lanterns in Pinetree Plaza arcade, Doraville (Rendering by Pavan Iyer)

 Aerial view of lanterns and light installation in Pinetree Plaza at night, Doraville (Rendering by Pavan Iyer)

Aerial view of lanterns and light installation in Pinetree Plaza at night, Doraville (Rendering by Pavan Iyer)

 
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We will appoint an Advisory Committee comprised of community stakeholders and conduct design workshops at local schools in the Buford Highway area. If you would like to volunteer to lead or participate in our community engagement efforts, please send an email to info@welovebuhi.com.

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FOR SPONSORS

We are excited to bring our lanterns to spaces throughout the Buford Highway corridor. If you would like to host our lantern installations or sponsor our Opening Day Festival to celebrate project completion, or otherwise express your support for this project, please send an email to info@welovebuhi.com.

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FOR VOLUNTEERS

We need enthusiastic, organized, and committed volunteers to make this project happen! We welcome artists, designers, teachers, people who love kids to help us during our workshops, and Festival volunteers for Opening Day! Join us by emailing info@welovebuhi.com.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR

 
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SUPPORTED BY

 
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