Ruukki, in cooperation with Helsinki Design Week, Snøhetta and the City of Oulu, Finland, is calling for entries for The Unbelievable Challenge, an open architectural ideas competition for creating a logistics center for Mr. Santa Claus.
Mr. Santa Claus needs new and creative ideas for a logistics centre located near the Arctic Circle in Finland and as a responsible constructor and investor wants to revitalize the area that is mostly known for its huge parking lots, unattractive industrial buildings, fences and CCTV cameras.
The Prize is a 10-week, fully-paid internship for one person – approximately valued at 25,000 Euro – and the opportunity to work on fascinating projects at Snøhetta, in Oslo, Norway, from the end of August 2015. The winning participant will also receive a cash prize of 1,000 Euro.
The submitted proposal is expected to clearly present the idea (the problem & the solution) for a fully functional logistics center that helps the competition site in Perävainio to be transformed from a mundane industrial area to something new and attractive.
The competition is seeking ideas-level solutions, and hence the participants are not limited in strictly formal implementations.
The Unbelievable Challenge ideas competition is open to professional architects and designers, or students in these fields.