Register: OCT/06/2017, Submit: NOV/03/2017, Eligibility: Architects, enthusiasts, companies, students; individually, teams up to 4 members, Fee: Architects, enthusiasts, companies 90 USD, students 70 USD (MAR/30 – MAY/24/2017); architects, enthusiasts, companies 120 USD, students 100 USD (MAY/25 – JUL/19/2017); architects, enthusiasts, companies 140 USD, students 120 USD (JUL/20 – OCT/06/2017); discount for 3+ registrations from one university/school, Awards: 1st Prize 3,000 USD, 2nd Prize 1,500 USD, 3rd Prize 500 USD, BB Student Award – 500 USD, BB Green Award – 500 USD, 6 Honorable Mentions
As cities expand and construction continues, citizens have grown to accept the eyesore that accompanies it. Construction containers are often sighted blocking city views and crowding construction locations. We don’t think that the inhabitants of cities need to compromise their cityscapes with construction containers just in the name of progress.
The Construction Container Facelift competition, in partnership with VUDIS Modular Unit Manufacturer, is calling on designers to find creative solutions to tackle this global problem at its core. Participants are tasked with neutralising the negative visual impact of the construction containers on cityscapes by tapping into the containers’ surfaces as an unclaimed resource for enhancing the city. Turning a negative into a positive and improving the city visually and perhaps even functionally.
This is an open architecture ideas competition, welcoming submissions and participants from all countries and all levels of experience. The brief is flexible, allowing for projects that offer purely aesthetic solutions and those that propose a revolution of the entire construction process, with the containers being replaced with alternative and more sustainable options that have less of an impact on the cityscape.
Design solutions for this competition must be versatile enough so that they can be applied to various different situations. They would need to take into consideration construction projects that require a differing number and type of containers with different functions. This could be a single construction container serving a single function, or perhaps a stack of containers with offices, changing rooms and other temporary facilities to meet the construction workers’ needs. The proposed solution will need to be suitable for all situations.