2nd International Award for Architecture Diploma

The aim of these awards is to encourage architecture students to research and reflect on new patterns and approaches within the current cultural context.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International Graduation projects Award
Genre Degree-Project
Country Spain
Registration Deadline 20 October 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 October 2008 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All
Target Field Any Final Year/Diploma project presented from October 2007 to October 2008 at a School of Architecture that is officially recognised in the country of origin

Description
A prize will be awarded in each of the following areas:
Transformation and instability in the city of today. The city: changes and mutations; the role played by the place. Architects and the city in the new IT economy. Landscape, new territories of opportunity. The simultaneous phenomena of de-localisation and renewed protagonism of the urban nuclei. Geographies beyond tomorrow.
Inter-disciplinarity as a necessary basis for a new kind of working. Paradigms of diverse knowledge-sensibilities. Polyhedric ways of seeing. Responsible thinking in an ecological society: prefabrication and re-cycling. Low-cost and sustainability.
Creativity and sources of inspiration, within the context of contemporary communications. The accumulation and digestion of information in the IT era. Plagiarism increase as a consequence of information overload. Where does originality now reside?

Jury
Manuel Aires Mateus (Architect, Aires Mateus Associates)
José Ballesteros (Architect, PhD and editor)
Laura Espejo (Architect, ACXT Madrid)
Iñaki Garai (Architect, ACXT Bilbao)
Manuel Gausa (Architect and editor)
Fernando Pérez (Architect, ACXT London)
Javier Pérez (Architect, ACXT Bilbao)
Spiro Pollalis (Architect, Professor of Design Technology Management, Harvard University)
Francisco Sánchez (Industrial Enginner, Energy Department Director IDOM)
Manuel Andrades (Architect, ACXT Seville. Award secretary)

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Prize
3 prizes of 5.000 euros
A certificate and eligibility for an internship (work placement) at an ACXT-IDOM studio

Entry Fee
None

Entries
4 digital datas (PDF-format, size DIN A2)
Video format (maximum 5 minutes and maximum size of 20MB) is also permitted as an alternative or in addition to the PDF files.

Language
English or Spanish

Timetable
The results of the jury will be published within four months of the submission deadline.
All works presented and the jury minutes will be published on the ACXT web site www.acxt.net.

Promoter
ACXT Architects & IDOM Engineering

Official Website
http://www.acxt.net/