Register: NOV/02/2019, Submit: NOV/02/2018, Eligibility: Graduated architects, designers; individually, teams with at least one architect, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize – Budget 15,000 EUR for design and construction; 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize – TAB 2019 Symposium participation, published in TAB 2019 book, TAB 2019 PASS
In the past decade, the pavilion has become a kind of staple for architects experimenting with new technologies, spatial experiences or formal languages. The Serpentine Gallery in London, who runs perhaps the most famous pavilion series, recently opened a pavillion-branch in Beijing. But can we think about small-scale architectural installations beyond the pavilion or the folly? A good example could be the 19th century notion of the “primitive hut”, the search of architects like Marc-Antoine Laugier and Gottfried Semper for a first, original architecture. Both neolithic megaliths, but also Le Corbusier’s Maison Domino, or even the current experiments with large scale 3D printing could be understood as primitive huts in their own time – looking at the very fundamental, basic elements that architecture consists of.