Design It: Shelter Competition

Result

People's Prize Winner
CBS – Cork Block Shelter
David Mares
Setúbal, Portugal

Juried Prize Winner
SeaShelter
David Eltang
Aarhus, Denmark

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Overview

If you could build a shelter anywhere in the world, where would it be? How would you design it to respond to the surrounding environment?

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Housing, Virtual
Country United States
Registration Deadline 23 August 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 23 August 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The competition is an extension of Learning By Doing, an exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum Sackler Center for Arts Education that features plans, photographs, and models of student-built shelters from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. For the past seven decades, students at this school have taken on the challenge of designing, building, and living in small shelters nestled in the landscapes of the school’s Arizona and Wisconsin campuses. In working on these shelters, students consider human needs for safety and comfort, as well as the relationship between architecture and place.
The Guggenheim Museum invites you to create your own virtual shelters, located anywhere on Earth. Share your design on the Guggenheim’s Web site by first modeling your shelter with Google SketchUp, then placing your model on Google Earth. When designing your shelter, consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s interest in the connection between architecture and its location. How can your shelter respond to the specific natural and built environments that surround it?

Jury
Aidan Chopra (Product Evangelist, Google SketchUp)
Martin Cox (Principal, Bade Stageberg Cox)
Neil M. Denari (Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects)
Cathleen McGuigan (Contributor, Newsweek)
Victor Sidy (Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture)
Lisa Strausfeld (Partner, Pentagram)
David van der Leer (Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

Prize
- People’s Prize: Trip for two to New York City (includes airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights), Behind-the-scenes tour of the Guggenheim Museum and the Google Offices, Free admission to other NYC museum, Google SketchUp Pro license (USD$495 value)
- Juried Prize: $1000 cash prize, Trip for two to New York City (includes airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights), Behind-the-scenes tour of the Guggenheim Museum and the Google Offices, Free admission to other NYC museum, Google SketchUp Pro license (USD$495 value)

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Views of your model (as many as 4) and a Description (limited to 70 words)

Timetable
Public voting: from September 7 until October 10, 2009
Winners announcement: October 21, 2009

Organizer
The Guggenheim Museum and Google SketchUp

Official Website
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/......