Welcome to Urban Confluence Silicon Valley, an international open ideas competition to select a spectacular design for a global iconic landmark that advances humanity in the world’s epicenter of innovation. In the gateway of Silicon Valley, at the confluence of two urban rivers, San José Light Tower Corporation plans to build an artistically inspired destination landmark and present it as a gift to the city of San José. This enduring icon will offer a place of hope, healing, and human connection, creating a compelling and world-class experience for tourists and the local community.

We received 963 qualified design submissions
from 72 countries and 6 continents!

Thank you to all who submitted! 
All qualified submissions including the 47 recommended by the Community Competition Panel (CCP) are now available for review and comments.
View All Submissions    View CCP Recommended Submissions
The Jury will convene on August 3 and 4 to review all qualified submissions
and select the competition’s 3 Finalists.
The 3 Finalists will be REVEALED at a dramatic virtual fundraising event
on September 18.


At the confluence of two urban rivers lies the site of the world’s next iconic landmark. What will it be?