|Category||Project Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Two-Stage|
|RegDeadline||30 March 2017 GoogleCal iCal|
|30 March 2017 (via Online)|
Architects, artists and designers are asked to propose work that engages with ideas around:
a) Innovative and alternative ways of living within the city, proposing new ways for urban dwelling; an idea that could resonate with existing concepts around Micro Dwelling.
b) An engagement with issues of sustainability and in particular the use of recycled and recyclable materials.
The winning design will receive sponsorship in the form of free issue materials, craftsmen and a small cash prize. It is intended that within this framework the winning design team will be engaged directly with the construction process. The installation will remain on display for up to two years and should be fast build, easily disassembled, light-weight and can be erected within a 40 sq m rooftop footprint.
Considerable importance will be attached to the aesthetic contribution that structures can make to a highly visible, eclectic, experimental urban environment. As an external work it can respond to the complex urban condition of the Columbia and Brunswick Wharf, a unique site that sits adjacent to the Regents Canal in Hackney.
The purpose of the project is to explore and encourage the range and complexity of work currently being produced across the disciplines of architecture design and fine art and particularly to support and promote the work and ideas of less established architects, emerging practices, artists or craftsmen.
Not yet announced
The creator of the selected structure will receive a commission worth £10,000 in cash together with the materials and construction labour assistance up to a further £15,000.
Three to five of the entries will be selected by the panel for further development to fund a final presentation for selection of a winner with the assistance of a small bursary of £3000 divided equally between the short listed applicants.
He or she will then be invited to work with the workshops, machinery and craftsmen on site at Columbia Wharf for up to a month leading to the completion and installation of the finished structure on the chosen rooftop by 1 August 2017.
The Art House Foundation