Register: JAN/27/2019, Submit: JAN/30/2019, Eligibility: Students, graduated, freelance architects, designers, artists; individually, teams (any number of members, at least one member between 18 and 35 years old, members can to be from different countries and universities), Fee: 75 EUR (OCT/29 – NOV/25/2018), 100 EUR (NOV/26 – DEC/23/2018), 150 EUR (DEC/24/2018 – JAN/27/2019); +22% VAT, Awards: 1st Prize 10,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 4,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 2,000 EUR, 4 Gold Mentions 1,000 EUR each, 5 “Castle Choice” Mentions, 5 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalists
There is a special fascination in ruins. There is a sublime hint in dissolved architectures. There is something moving in the pulverizing of time. Silence takes over the architecture. In the long sunset that follows abandonment and preludes destruction, nature completes the design of mankind by taking space back according to its own pace. In that moment, something magical happens. In that moment, architecture gives way to ruins. The castle of Mothe Chandeniers, France, is a perfect ruin. It is lost in the French countryside.