Project Vienna – A Design Strategy

The competition aims to pool innovative design concepts for the urban fabric of Vienna.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture, Urban
Country Vienna, Austria
Registration Deadline 15 January 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 January 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
Vienna can no longer be content to invoke its long tradition as a city of classical modernism, but must develop fresh design strategies for the future so as to make full use of the city’s creative potential. The point is to provide a fresh input of unusual ideas and visions so as to position Vienna internationally as a creative location. The focus is not on established and proven ideas, but on the unexpected, the innovative and experimental, the uncompromising visionary.
The call is for projects, concepts, strategies, and visions that take up the genius loci, that is, use and develop the potential of Vienna – serious or playful, experimental or functional, purpose-oriented or utopian, subversive or factual. What should be in the foreground is the resolution to think in a wider crossover context.
The issue is to intervene in the overlaid and interwoven layers and levels, infra- and substructures of Vienna, to react to existing processes, to redirect deadlocked energy flows, to break up self-perpetuating systems and stagnant situations – and thus to reorganize life in the city.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Exhibition and Publication

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Project Description (max. 2500 characters) and Design Objectives (max. 1000 characters) and Visuals

Language
German or English

Timetable
Exhibition: spring 2010 at the MAK DESIGN SPACE

Organizer
MAK and departure

Official Website
http://www.designprojectvienna.at/?cat=1&page=1&lang=en