Register: JAN/16/2019, Submit: JAN/16/2019, Eligibility: Architects, architecture students, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 4,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 2,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 1,000 EUR, 5 Honorable Mentions
No one can define beauty in simple terms, nevertheless, we know that its experience is often identified with certain qualities. Mathematicians – who, unlike architects, never stopped believing in the role of beauty – knowingly, and comfortably list surprise, significance, clarity, profundity, or ambiguity, as some of its characteristics, and they point out that when order takes over disorder, ‘all falls into place’. This pleasing moment is something that architects are familiar with too and it is a well-known step towards beauty. In our time, beauty is not a singular idea, as plurality prevails, hence we are looking for new architectural beauties. The task is to create a neighbourhood of shared and private habitats to live and work in. Indoor and outdoor places for people of all ages to learn, play and grow.