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4th Advanced Architecture Contest: City-Sense

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 4th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of City-Sense, Shaping our environment with real-time data.

The aim of the competition is to promote online discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like. The competition is open to architects, ingeniers, planners, designers and artists who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable.

The three teams leaders will receive cash prizes, and a one-year grant to take the Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC.

Objective

Develop a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning, with the purpose of balancing the impact real-time data collection might have on sensor-driven cities.

The competition jury, which is composed of architects, professionals in a wide range of fields and directors of some of the world’s foremost architecture schools, is looking for outstanding proposals for any city in the world, at any scale, and within any timescale.

Prizes

The three teams leaders will receive cash prizes, and a one-year grant to take the Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC and research in greater depth the manufacture of self-sufficient architecture.

The selected projects will go on show in a major exhibition, due to open in Barcelona in May 2012, which will then travel to key cities around the world. The best projects will also be featured in a book to be published by Actar like in the first, second and third edition of the competition.

  • 1st Prize:
    • 3,000 €
    • latest-generation large-format HP printer
    • Master in Advanced Architecture (value 14.250,00 €)
  • 2nd Prize:
    • 2,000 €
    • latest-generation large-format HP printer
    • Master in Advanced Architecture (value 14.250,00 €)
  • 3rd Prize:
    • 1,000 €
    • latest-generation large-format HP printer
    • Master in Advanced Architecture (value 14.250,00 €)
  • Honorable Mentions: Net-Delegates
    The Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia is also interested in setting up an international research group oriented toward the study and dissemination of Advanced Architecture. With this in mind, the jury will select 1 (one) delegate for each country from which proposals are received, who will receive a mention as a distance researcher with the Institute.

Rules

  • The competition is opened to students and professionals.
  • There is no age limit; the projects may be carried out be individually or in groups, with no restriction on the number of members of the team.
  • The proposals must without exception be drafted in English.
  • It is allowed to upload your panels and edit them until 26 September 2011; 5:00 pm (GMT).

How to enter?

Submit competition entries online on the official website. A free registration is required for submitting entries.