Register: JAN/15/2018, Submit: JAN/15/2018, Eligibility: Students, professionals, architects, engineers, planners, designers; individually, teams with no restriction the number of members, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 3,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 2,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 1,000 EUR; additionally: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize (each) – Master in Advanced Architecture (value 18,750 EUR) + 2 days trip for 1 person (team leader) to the Lively Architecture Festival in Montpellier (600 EUR grant)
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of Responsive City. Rapidly changing conditions deriving from continuous mutations in social structure, forms of interaction, climate behavior and economic conditions are today requiring to design cities that can rapidly adapt and reconfigure themselves.
New tools and processes such as computational design, digital fabrication, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and synthetic biology, among others, are giving us the chance to re-design cities in such way that they can respond to users needs adapting to changes.
Cities can transform themselves into evolutionary organisms, able to react in real time, questioning the solid principles of durability, stability or longevity.
The aim of the competition is to promote 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, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and productive cities.
The programme challenges the participants to design any project directly related to responsive cities: buildings, sensors, devices, urban planning, means of transportation, urban farming, fab cities, energy systems, etc.
The participants will be free to decide on the size and location of the Project, which must be clearly detailed and justified.
Any time projection short (10 years), medium (50 years) or long-term within the duration of the 21st century is allowed.
EXHIBITION AND BOOK
The selected projects will go on show in a major exhibition, due to open in Barcelona in June/July 2018.
The best projects will also be featured in a book to be published Actar publishing house like in the six previous editions:
- Self-Sufficient Housing
- Self-Fab House
- Self-Sufficient City
- City Sense
- Self-Sufficient Habitat
- Productive City