Purpose is to design an architectural project able to transform a crossing border.
Register: APR/09/2021, Submit: APR/09/2021, Eligibility: Students, professionals, firms; individually, teams, Fee: 49 GBP (Pound sterling) (approx. 55 EUR) (SEP/07 – DEC/01/2020); 59 GBP (approx. 65 EUR) (DEC/02 – FEB/28/2021); 69 GBP (approx. 75 EUR) (MAR/01 – APR/09/2021), Awards: 1st Prize: 1,500 GBP (approx. 1,690 EUR), 2nd Prize: 600 GBP (approx. 675 EUR), 3rd Prize: 400 GBP (approx. 450 EUR), 7 Honorable Mentions
Borders must be bridges for the humankind, and connections between our civilisations; however, what we have seen during the last decades is something completely different. Borders around the world have become a symbol of conflict, racism, fear, inequity, and division. One single line could divide between opportunity and hope and poverty and oblivion. What if we change that concept through the architecture? The main purpose is to design an architectural project able to transform a crossing border chosen by the participant, to join cultures, peoples, and create a vital spot for economic growth for all sides. Transform the crossing border into a place that unites and promotes cultural diversity. At the same time, the project creates a friendly atmosphere for the encounter of two or more nations.
Participants have the challenge to develop an attractive programme for business and different economic sectors.
Participants are free to choose: (1) the location of the border, (2) the programme, (3) the scale, and (4) the scope of the project.
The border location could be a specific international crossing by land or an entire region that affects multiple cities or towns. Participants are also able to explore and choose sea borders between nations, or “air borders” located at international airports. Every line that divides two or more countries could be considered a location able to be chosen for the participants to develop the project.
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