Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space 2009


200 entries

First place
Juan Alfonso Galan from Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, living and practicing in London, UK

Second place
Shinya Nakae of Yokohama, Japan

Third place
Rob Corser of Seattle, Washington

Top 15 entries
Francesca Bonesio and Nicolas Guiraudo from Paris, France
Gregoire Diehl and Lenka Mikova from Paris, France
Amna Ansari and Ada Ho from Houston, Texas
Christopher Gerrick from Seattle, Washington
Bjorn Van Rheenen and Matiss Steinerts from Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frank Stahl from Utrecht, Netherlands
Chao Jung Chen from Taipei, Taiwan
Jeff Salmon and Katelyn Lucas from Brampton, Ontario
Anthony Di Mari and Nicolas Norero from Hicksville, New York
Paul Morel from Los Angeles, California
Peter Storey from Austin, Texas
Luke Davis from Modoc, Indiana

See winners entry...


Art Alliance Austin is once again partnering with AIA-Austin and Austin Foundation for Architecture to solicit ideas for the Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space 2 (TOGS 2) competition in 2009. In 2009 the competition welcomes our new partner AIA New York Chapter. Last year's inaugural TOGS competition yielded 269 registrations from over 20 countries. The winning project A Little Room from the design team of Amy Wynne and Mark Leveno from Los Angeles, California is expected to premiere to the public during Art Week Austin 2009.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Restricted, Two-Stage
Genre Gallery, Temporary-Structure
Country Austin, Texas
RegDeadline 23 March 2009 30 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
6 April 2009 13 April 2009 GoogleCal
Eligibility Any architecture or interior design professional/student who has completed their education within 10 years of the competition announcement is eligible. Student applicants must be in their final year of architecture/interior design school or enrolled in an

Phase I: Requirements

1. Successful TOGS proposals will push the limits of creativity for viewing art. Within the confines of a 10'-0" x 10'-0" x 12'-0 and 10'-0" x 20'-0" x 12'-0 structure, the space provided will operate much like a gallery. Designers must keep in mind that the space is temporary and exposed to outdoor elements.

2. Design proposals must identify a temporary means of installation for the TOGS, provide illustrations for how the TOGS reinvent the outdoor exhibition space, and how various art mediums can be displayed. For the purposes of this competition, the context of the site or portion of the site is to be utilized. Ultimately, the TOGS could be installed in any location.

3. Designs are to illustrate proper accessibility for the public and prove flexibility with regard to the installation of various art mediums.

Designs are encouraged to incorporate sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Evaluation of designs will be based on the following criteria:
- Meets program requirements
- Shows innovation in design
- Integration of the TOGS into the site
- Flexibility in presenting various art mediums

Deadline for questions regarding these requirements and/or the competition: March 09, 2009. E-mail questions: togscompetition@gmail.com

Phase II

While Phase I asks that entrants push the limits of the TOGS, all attempts will be made to produce a full-scale version of the TOGS in Phase II. The winner will be invited to collaborate with a local architect to realize a working proposal. Local codes and restrictions will apply and the TOGS will need to meet any and all local laws where applicable. A budget for the TOGS will be established in Phase II and the feasibility of construction will be part of the final execution. The entrant may wish to consider these limitations that would be necessary for the execution of a full-scale prototype, but it is not required for Phase I of the competition.

Deborah Berke, FAIA
Louise Harpman
Dana Friis-Hansen

Realization during Art Week Austin 2009

Entry Fee
USD 40

PRESENTATION BOARD One (1) Portrait format, 24" x 36" (60cm x 90cm), etc.

Submission Address
TOGS 2 Competition
c/o AIA Austin
801 W. 12th
Austin, TX 78701

Art Week Austin: April 22 – 26, 2009

Past winners

AIA Austin & Austin Foundation for Architecture

Official Website