Cambodia 2015: Protect Respect Empower

A floating/movable/transient structure(s) to serve the remote Floating Village communities on the Tonle Sap Lake and act as: Medical Aid and Support Clinic, Research and Safeguarding Hub, Ecological Education Centre

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Environment, Temporary-Structure
Country Cambodia
RegDeadline 11 September 2015 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
11 September 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

We are happy to announce our first international design and ideas competition! For our inaugural event, we base our challenge in one of South-East Asia's most fascinating and remote locations: Cambodia's UNESCO Tonle Sap Lake, the regions' largest fresh water basin home to a large variety of unique wildlife specimens and over 1.2million people living on unique Floating Villages.
Today the area is under severe threat from growing pollution and disease epidemics.
We call on thinkers, architects, designers, students and multidisciplinary teams around the world to join our event and help deliver change and innovation through design-led solutions.
Not only will all entries be exposed to a world class international jury, extensive media coverage and generous awards, but they will also have the possibility of directly engaging with a real-life project as we work to delivering a structure on site. The competition will precede a series of spin-off events in the form of international exhibitions and publications with the goal of raising awareness and activating a live project.

Christine Murray - Editor of the Architecture Review, London
Tom Kundig - Olson-Kundig Architects, Seattle
Perry Hooper - Associate Principle, Grimshaw Architects, London
Ingrid Bille - Founder and Director, BilleByeScheid Architekten, Frankfurt (Former Director, Grimshaw Architects, London)
Dr Elena Douvlou - Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Metropolitan College, Athens / Tutor at the Sustainable Design Programme, BAC, Boston.
Massimo Forese - Founder and Director, +39 Architects, Padova
Andrew Maynard - Founder and Director, Andrew Maynard Architects, Melbourne
Arthur Andersson - Owner and Principle, Andersson-Wise Architects, Austin Texas
Shaun O'Rourke - BAC (Boston Architecture College), Boston
Dr Camillo Boano - DPU (Development Planning Unit), The Bartlett UCL, London
Dr Mathilde Marengo - IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), Barcelona
Dr Andrea Verenini - Editor, Eleven-Magazine / Director, Cityscape Futures, Portsmouth

Winner: £1,500 + invited to join jury for next competition + invited as part of design team for live project in Cambodia.
Runner-Up: £500
People's Choice (chosen online by general public): £500
Plus 6 Honourable Mention

Entry Fee
Early Bird: £50 (from 11 June to 22 June 2015)
Standard: £75 (from 22 June to 11 September 2015)


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