Coworking Building

The purpose of this competition for students of architecture is to provide ideas for creating a coworking Building (COB), in the city of Madrid, Spain, focusing on collaborative approaches, flexibility, connectivity, accessibility, sustainability and energy efficiency.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage
Genre Office
Country Spain
Registration Deadline 16 December 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 January 2012 GoogleCal
Eligibility All architecture students of grade and postgrade of any nationality

Description
As a result of the application of new technologies significant changes have been produced in work spaces. Long distances between residence and work centers usually cause a prolonged stay in the workplace, above the strict working hours.

This competition pretends an architectural reflection on how to solve these problems through the creation of a new workplace model, where it becomes important to consider new possibilities of relations between different companies and / or professionals and where the flexible hours and extent of working hours introduced new conditions in its design.

The coworking Building (COB) proposed must provide an adequate solution to the planned use program, solving the problems of its location and creating a model of workplace that can offer workers and professional optimal conditions for the development of personal and professional life.

To design the coworking Building (COB) it must be taken into account the new connectivity models to promote synergies between different companies and / or professionals, paying particular attention to energy efficiency criteria and environmental issues.

Jury
- Mr. Jordi Ludevid i Anglada, architect
President of the Architect Associations Council of Spain (CSCAE)
- Mrs. Martha Thorne, urbanist
Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
- Mr. Juan Antonio Gonzalez Pérez, architect
Associate Professor of Projects at ETSA Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Mrs. Beatriz Matos, architect
Project Professor at Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
- Mrs. Cristina Sanchez Rodriguez, student of architecture
Winner´s team representative of the TAP Santorini 2011 academic competition

Prize
First Prize: 2,500 euros
Second Prize: 1,200 euros
Third Prize: 600 euros
Arquideas Special Prize: 400 euros

Entry Fee
Arquideas Network Launching Special Registration: 60 euros (From October 1st to October 15 th, 2011)
Early Registration: 75 euros (From October 16 th to November 15th, 2011)
Registrationr: 100 euros (From November 16 th to December 16 th, 2011)

Timetable
Publication of the Results: March 1 st, 2012

Organizer
Arquideas

Official Website
http://www.arquideas.es/en/arquideas_competitions/information/3.html