Bali 2010


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The project consists in developing a submarine laboratory, parallel to the shore, incorporating with the view of the sea horizon, and harmonizing with Balinese architecture, while serving as a landmark for Kuta Beach.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Education, Library
Country Bali, Indonesia
RegDeadline 15 June 2010 GoogleCal iCal
1 July 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All


After having been one of the first places in the world to be hit by a catastrophic event as a result of global warming, Indonesia has managed to recover from such devastation and chaos. In the wake of the images which were broadcast around the world just a few years ago, we have been witnesses to how tsunamis, contrary to what we might have believed, have become more frequent –as in the recent case of the earthquake in Chile and this fact has led us to the conclusion that more than ever planning is needed for a prevention and research center. That is why, for this competition, ARQUITECTUM, together with the PELITA HARAPAN UNIVERSITY, has proposed a proper Marine Research Center which would fulfill this need. But the idea is not simply to locate it at an ad-hoc site, but instead to select a paradisiacal and beautiful place, thereby eradicating that paradigm under which research centers must always be located far from civilization or located at isolated spots, be it far from cities or the many wonderful scenic places which the world has to offer.
On the contrary, with this project we propose to encourage the participants to demonstrate how, through architecture, a symbiosis can be achieved between science and art, between landscape and technology. ARQUITECTUM therefore aims to call upon large technology companies, developers or oil companies to incorporate within their vision the principles of architecture, for until now they have not discovered, for example, that it is possible for an oil platform to be an object which is able to commune with nature, or for an aircraft carrier to possess an architectural aesthetic, or at least to understand that it ought to possess one.

Henry Gunawan Tjhi (Arch.)
Katherina Allo (Arch.)
Adi Purnomo (Arch.)
Sonny Sutanto (Arch.)
Tsuto Sakamoto (Arch.)

1st PRIZE: US $ 3,000 and airfare to Bali and accommodation for 3 nights for 2 persons in Jakarta, 200 copies of the exclusive ARQUITECTUM publication
2nd PRIZE: US $ 1,000 and 2 airfares for Yakarta – Bali, 100 copies of the exclusive ARQUITECTUM publication
3rd PRIZE: 50 copies of the exclusive ARQUITECTUM publication

Entry Fee
Special Registration (from March 16 to April 14, 2010): US$ 100
Early Registration (from April 15 to May 11, 2010): US$ 150
Late Registration (from May 12 to June 15, 2010): US$ 200

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Jury Evaluation: from July 5th to July 20, 2010
Winners Announced: August 2, 2010
Indonesia Exhibition: September 2010

ARQUITECTUM and Pelita Harapan University

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