Chicago Architectural Club - Burnham Prize 2015

The competition allows the CAC to champion the work of a new generation of architects and seeks contributions that foster vigorous debates on the fundamental issues of the state of the art of architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Chicago, United States
Registration Deadline 24 August 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 24 August 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
Throughout the history of architecture, iconic images have demarcated, defined, represented or challenged the state of architecture. The crystalline form of the Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper, developed in 1921 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, inspired and spoke of an imminent future. Rem Koolhaas and Madelon Vriesendorp’s cinematic 1972 rendering The City of the Captive Globe encompassed ideas of ideological pluralism forever altering our conception of the city. Stanley Tigerman’s 1978 photomontage The Titanic depicted Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall sinking into Lake Michigan, challenging the perceived norm in architecture during a period that saw the postmodern movement becoming an opposition to the established modernist legacy in Chicago.
These images represent but a few examples of definitive moments in the history of architecture. They were able to not only capture the Zeitgeist of a period but were laden with meaning that suggested possible new directions forward. They remain provocative and polemical artifacts. What would the iconic image that defines or challenges the state of architecture today look like?
Inspired by the title of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial—The State of the Art of Architecture— the Chicago Architectural Club’s 2015 Burnham Prize challenges participants to develop a single image that represents a strong point of view that explores the question: What is the State of the Art of Architecture today? The competition allows the CAC to champion the work of a new generation of architects and seeks contributions that foster vigorous debates on the fundamental issues of the state of the art of architecture.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
A prize totaling $3,000 will be awarded to a winner or dived amongst multiple winners at the discretion of the jury.

Entry Fee
Registration Fee: $90
Reduced Fee for Students: $50 (please submit copy of valid student ID)

Entries
One A1 board, a written statement of no more than 300 words,

Timetable
Jury Meeting: Sept. 14, 2015
Winners Announced & Exhibition Opening Event: Oct. 08, 2015

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC)

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