"F-L-U-D" Future Living for Unstable Delta

The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) calls for international design proposals for tomorrow’s living typologies for unstable delta areas.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing, Urban
Country Bangkok, Thailand
Registration Deadline 23 March 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 23 March 2012 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

Description
Throughout history, people living in the delta have managed to adapt their ways of lives in accustomed to the unpredictable risks caused by nature. For instance, levees and canals are built to protect the town areas by elevating the living typology above the water during the flood season, etc. However, due to rapid climate change, our planet earth encounters more severe disasters causing an increasing amount of lives lost and endless difficulties that are more significant than the past. Within recent years, there have been large scale floods in Australia, United States, Thailand, England, this points out that the living conditions in the delta lands are ever unstable. Town planning/architectural design/interior space from the past are simply perished and soon to be obsolete.
In the delta areas where the lands are low and the crossing water ways are highly uncontrollable, should we search for new living typologies that allow us to survive the destructive disaster? As an architect, should we come up with a new and sustain way to deal with the abundance and the scarcity of water?

Jury
Duangrit Bunnag (DBALP)
Amata Luphaiboon (Department of Architecture)
Vasu Virajsilp (Vaslab)

Prize
1st prize: THB 100,000
2nd prize: THB 60,000
3rd prize: THB 30,000
Consolation Prize: THB 15,000

Entry Fee
None

Entries
A short description of the project(no more than 150 words)
Maximum 2 (two) sheets of A1 (594x840 mm) size

Language
Thai or English

Submission Address
The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage
248/1 Soi Soonvijai 4 (soi 17), Rama IX Road,
Bangkapi, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310 THAILAND
Contact Person: Ms. Kunamas 02-3196555 ext 201

Timetable
Annoucement of prize winners: March 30, 2012
Exhibition: April 24-29, 2012 at Architect’ 12, Challenger Hall, Impact Arena Exhibition and Convention Center
Award Ceremon: April 26, 2012

Organizer
The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage

Official Website
http://asa.or.th/?q=node/111395