The Pavilion Project 2010


Elisa Mansutti and Luca Pavarin, Italy

Two commended
Anders Gustafsson
Ken Chun Kit Yeung, Jack Sze Ho Choi, Tor Johnny Dahl and Vanessa Chiau Wei Chong

Shortlisted applicants
Tristan Morgan
Research Associate and Graduate of Architecture, the University of Western Australia.

Peter O’Brien
Member of the Design Institute of Australia
M. Sc. Architecture and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark

Lucy Humphrey
Sole practitioner
B Des (Arch), B Arch (Hns), Registered Architect, New South Wales, Australia

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The Pavilion Project is a competition that aims to become an annual celebration of architecture in the grounds of UWA. In its inaugural year, the winner of the competition will design and oversee construction of a pavilion to provide shelter for people of the Indian Ocean Rim. The winning pavilion will be built at the University and will be on display during the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2011.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open
Genre Pavilion
Country Australia
RegDeadline 1 July 2010 GoogleCal iCal
14 July 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Applicants can be of any age, but must have graduated from a course in a design-related field within the past five years.

You must create an exciting and original structure employing ‘green’ technologies and principles to solve the urgent need for shelter in remote areas and communities at times of disaster or distress.

Through innovative and challenging design that transcends, extends and critiques current building practices, the winning Pavilion Project entry will present a viable solution to providing economical and environmentally friendly shelter by fusing art and architecture.

The pavilion should be:
- deliverable, when mass produced, to developing countries for a maximum cost of US$12,000 (AUD$14,700)
- about 100sqm in size.

The site
The site

Winthrop Professor Geoffrey London, Professor of Architecture, UWA.
Richard Hassell, WOHA, Singapore
Sean Godsell, Sean Godsell Architects, Melbourne
Abbie Galvin, BVN Architecture, Sydney
Peter Corrigan, Edmond and Corrigan, Melbourne

The winning pavilion will be built at the University and will be on display during the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2011.
Travel and accommodation in Perth during construction, will be offered to the winning graduate architect or designer, along with US$10,000 (AUD$12,290) and a mentorship with a Western Australian-based architectural firm.

Entry Fee

One A1 presentation panel in horizontal format (841mm x 594mm), submitted as a PDF file. No hard copies, digital submissions only.

Winner announced: 28 July 2010
The winning design is to be built for and launched during the UWA Centenary celebration dinner: 16 February 2011

The University of Western Australia

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