Register: JUN/14/2019, Submit: JUL/12/2019, Eligibility: Everyone, no age limit; individually, teams up to 3 members, Fee: Free, Awards: Grand Prize: 10,000 USD; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize: gift, each; 6-11 Honorable Mentions; 10-15 finalists – stipend for one representative to present project (installation fee, accommodation & airfare): up to 1,000 USD, each
The Korean Institute of Architects (KIA) is pleased to announce Shelter for Soul Campaign and Shelter for Soul International Design & Installation Competition. Shelter for Soul Campaign gets inspiration from various types of social minorities around us. This campaign is to care not only on a physical level of the social minority, but also on the soul level of the group around our community. We believe that an architect group and artist group can initiate and conduct this mission efficiently. The main goal of this competition is to provide an opportunity for the public and student to understand the situation of the less-cared in our community and to interact with social groups who are concerned with those who desperately seek for a ‘shelter’ around us.
To present a soul shelter for one, which comes the spirit of care and gives identity of each person, will be the expression of affirmation and an action of love.
“Everybody wants, rich or poor, not only a warm dry room, but a shelter for the soul.” Samuel Mockbee (1944 -2001)
Under this motivation for the less-cared in contemporary society throughout the world, the Korean Institute of Architects plans to host the “Shelter for Soul International Design & Installation Competition”. This Competition aims at exploring design and interpretations about the concept of ‘shelter’. Shelter has basically two meanings: one is “refugee place” and the other is “rest place”. As a shelter generally refers to an emergency gathering place for the victims of disasters, we ask our applicants to go further in their understanding, towards emotional comfort, beyond physical function.
THREE STEPS FOR SHELTER DESIGN
The process of shelter design is basically three steps:
- The first step is to look around and find out the specific marginalized (social minority) nearby one’s community
- The second step is looking for what is the most needed and what is the suitable design for the one’s soul
- The last step is to finalize design considering the one’s total circumstances
SIZE & MATERIAL OF A SHELTER
- A shelter for one person
- Safe and not harmful materials
- At least 1 season duration
- Movable system recommended
- Temporary structure & material recommended
- Ecofriendly / recycle material recommended
- Design which is able to supply UNDP recommended
Installation can be any place, however, the installation should be considered in the case of relocation for the different kind of public access and appreciation.