Register: DEC/20/2018, Submit: JAN/02/2019, 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: 50 EUR (SEP/24 – OCT/28/2018), 75 EUR (OCT/29 – NOV/25/2018), 100 EUR (NOV/26 – DEC/20/2018); +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, 10 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalists
“All grown-ups were once children, although few of them remember it.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince) Barrie’s Peter Pan and Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince are two examples of the countless attempts to catch the shy handful of years that childhood comprises. Childhood is a time when reality is complementary to imagination. It is a crucial time that defines the deepest rock on which the corals of adulthood sediment. Childhood is a fascinating challenge for designers. Adults perceive architecture according to a functional logic: every space has its own use; every element has its own purpose. However, this is not how children think.