ARC Competition 2010


1st Prize
Irene Dukardt, Germany / Nathalie Borne, Luis Fernandes, France

2nd Prize
Eunmi-Shin, Jisu-Park, Jungyoung-Lee, Korea

3rd Prize
Chen-Yi-Fine, Wang-Yan-Qing, Taiwan

Honorable Prize
- Mari Carmen Fernandez, Irantzu Gaston, Mariola Bregante, Spain
- Tristan Benedict, Italy
- Naoyuki Nagata, Japan
- Seongbeon Mo, USA
- Sebastien Causse, Antonie Guiraud, Jennifer Durand, Yusi Wang, France

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The competition calls for innovative projects which take into consideration the historical and social context, the existing urban fabric, the fuman scale and environment.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Complex, Gallery, Library, School
Country Damascus, Syria
RegDeadline 1 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
20 May 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The Architectural Research Center is an international center of education where the students are allowed to explore within strategies of advanced architectural design. A place where around 200 privileged architecture students exchange knowledge and experiences that go from theoretical/virtual works to production and fabrication in laboratory.
The different areas of advanced design are improved thanks to the professional collaborator staff of other disciplines at the different laboratories, as acoustic engineers, geneticists, chemists, product designers, biologists, etc.
The center pretends to became the paradigm and reference for emergent architecture, and a forum for researchers all over the world. Its design should be according to what it represents.
The site could be whatever, to be chosen by the participant, but is necessary to explain, investigate and justify the choice. It could be interesting if the ARC would solve a particular critical problem or situation in the site.
The designers are free to address the challenge in the most creative, innovative functional and constructible way. Each proposal must respect the actual environment values and the human scale, furthermore must preserve the social context and the existing urban texture.

International recognized designers, architects, artists and researchers

1ST prize: 2,000 €, 1 year free registration to Ebddat Magazine 2010 and ticket to Damascus to take part in the final event of ARC
2nd prize: 1,500 €,1 year free registration to Ebddat Magazine 2010
3rd prize: 1,000 €, 1 year free registration to Ebddat Magazine 2010
Plus 5 honorable mentions: 1 year free registration to Ebddat Magazine 2010

Entry Fee
70 Euros

2 A1 (594x841 mm) vertical boards in PDF and 1 image in JPG and 1 written statement of no more than 300 words in PDF

Jury Announcement: May 01, 2010
Jury Review and winner Announcement: May 2010

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