Alternative Car Park Tower

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Overview

The aim of this International competition is to design an iconic and Alternative Car Park Tower in the heart of Hong Kong.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Complex, Transportation
Country London, UK
Registration Deadline 15 October 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 October 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The parking structure has captured the imagination of novelists, photographers and film-makers, an yet it remains peripheral to our culture - best understood as forbidding fictional setting or often as an imposing silent building that we encounter along the way.
Car parks are not very appreciate by users (too cold, too dark, too insecure etc.) and this competition hopes to offer a new take on this type of building that is far too quiet.
Hong Kong situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. And with a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Much of Hong Kong’s terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes of which less than 25% of the territory’s landmass is developed and about 40% of the remaining land area is reserved as country parks and nature reserves.
The aim of this International competition is to design an iconic and Alternative Car Park Tower in the heart of Hong Kong. The new tower will include several possibilities for events such as concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows, ceremonies dinners, cinematic projections, etc.

Jury
Sun Ji – Architect (Chinese)
Cathal Curtin – Architect (Irish)
Chazelle Elodie – Architect (French)

Prize
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,000
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,600
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 1st July to 12th August 2011
Late Registration: US$ 120 from 13th August to 15th October 2011

Entries
A single (1) board horizontal digital image

Timetable
Jury Evaluation: 19th October - 27th October 2011
Announcement of Winners and posted on www.ac-ca.org: 30th October 2011

Organizer
[AC-CA]

Official Website
http://www.ac-ca.org/en/project02

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