Alternate Realities - Fictional Architecture Competition
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theCharette will award a total of $2,000 (USD) in prize money to competition winners as follows: First Prize: $ 1,000 (USD) Second Prize: $ 600 (USD) Third Prize: $ 400 (USD) 10 Honorable Mentions + Certificates, Publication, and Exclusive Interviews for the Winners.
PREMISE This competition exists in an Alternate Reality. You make the rules in this realm. Does gravity exist? Do humans live on Earth? How far has technology advanced? You decide! The aim of this competition is to explore wild design ideas – what architecture truly means and what it can achieve without any constraints. Let your imagination run wild and create spectacular designs that grab the world’s attention. The intention is to spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world, through design dialogue. DESIGN SYNOPSIS For the Alternate Realities competition, participants are required to design an architectural response to an issue that the world is facing – climate change, pandemics, biological warfare, nuclear proliferation, social inequality, etc. Your design doesn’t necessarily have to be a solution. It can also be a visual commentary. Your Architectural Response may fall anywhere on the Utopia – Dystopia spectrum. Remember, reality can be anything you want it to be in this realm. Unleash your creativity – Surprise us! Be critical – Say something about the world. Striking visuals – Capture the imagination of architects and non-architects alike. No design is too wild! AWARDS theCharette will award a total of $2,000 (USD) in prize money to competition winners as follows: First Prize: $ 1,000 (USD) Second Prize: $ 600 (USD) Third Prize: $ 400 (USD) 10 Honorable Mentions + Certificates, Publication, and Exclusive Interviews for the Winners. SCHEDULE Advance Entry: AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 15 Early Entry: SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 31 Standard Entry: NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 25 Closing date for Registration: NOVEMBER 25, 2020 Closing date for Submission: NOVEMBER 30, 2020 (11:59 PM, UTC) Announcement of the Winners: JANUARY 2021 JURY Mark Foster Gage | MFGA & Yale School of Architecture Michael Hansmeyer | Computational Architect Mond Qu | United Make (UDMK) Adrian Welch | e-architect Kevin Veenhuizen | Kevin Veenhuizen Architects