|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Idea, Open|
|RegDeadline||17 January 2014 GoogleCal iCal|
|17 January 2014 (via Online)|
Fairy Tales is an open, international, ideas competition that challenges creatives from all professional realms to develop visionary, narrative-based design proposals.
Architecture competitions are the lifeblood of the profession, but they haven’t changed that much in the past 100 years. Architects are still designing single building typologies like skyscrapers, museums, and houses ad infinitum. By retreating into itself, architecture has lost its ability to send universal messages, to represent culture in its time, and to address issues that are at the core of human existence. That is why Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, is launching the world’s first architecture storytelling competition: “Fairy Tales.”
Fairy Tales challenges participants to develop visionary proposals that take fun seriously and are audacious enough to ignite imaginations. The proposals will combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations, and in doing so, seek to unlock the power of architecture by improving the way that it is shared, digested, and communicated.
Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram
Will Alsop, Director at All Design
Mitchell Joachim, Co-President of Terreform ONE
Nigel Coates, Founder of Nigel Coates Studio
Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota
Francesco Lipari, Co-founder of Cityvision
1ST PLACE: 1,250 USD
2ND PLACE: 600 USD
3RD PLACE: 400 USD
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The jury will select up to 10 honorable mentions.
- Early Registration Fee: 50 USD (Until Dec. 6 by 23:59 EST)
- Late Registration Fee: 75 USD (Until Jan. 17 by 23:59 EST)
- 5 slides of the project in 11” x 17” (horizontal format at 300 dpi in .jpg format)
- A text-based, fictional fairy tale in 8.5” x 11” .doc format, between 750-1500 words in length, that coincides with the graphic boards.
Results Announced: February 2014