Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space 2010


177 entries submitted from 20 countries:

First Place - Art Tent by Hyunil Oh, New York, NY, USA. Team: Keunbo Yang. Art Tent is designed to sympathize with neighboring surroundings. As an object, the exterior surface communicates with nature and urban context while the interior surface is intended to communicate with people passing by. The tent structure seeks lightness and can be constructed through pre-fabrication methods for simple installation.

Second Place - The Cloud by Josh Beck, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The Cloud is a temporary portable outdoor exhibition space made from 600 helium filled balloons. The Cloud is a unique urban activator as it appears to hover above terra firma. To emphasize its gravity defying abilities one enters the cloud via a ramp on the backside. A multitude of art media could be exhibited in the interior of the 10' x 20' x 12' elliptical space.

Third Place - Transparence by Tetsuo Kondo, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Closely connected with ambient surroundings and art exhibitions, the structure is constructed of acrylic bars that reflect the exhibitions which are then projected onto the elevation. Side views are transparent as if it was air.

Remaining top entries:
Sung Goo Yang from Boston, MA US
Jessica Martin & Alexandria Vann from Charlotte, NC US
Ross Vogel & Rocksand Ham from Charlotte, NC US
Yo Oshima from Los Angeles, CA US
Rebecca Necessary & David Birge from Raleigh NC US
Erin Keith & John Wheeler from Philadelphia PA US
William Boden from Austin TX US
Donguk Lee from Seoul South Korea


Art Alliance Austin continues a successful partnership with AIA-Austin and Austin Foundation for Architecture to solicit ideas for the Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space 3 (TOGS 3) competition in 2010. The third annual Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space Ideas Competition (TOGS 3) enhances the global dialogue between art and architecture while offering emerging professionals in the fields of architecture and design the opportunity to garner international attention. This Ideas Competition generates innovative proposals for a temporary outdoor structure that will function simultaneously as an exhibition space and as an architectural exhibition. TOGS™ challenges the visual and conceptual boundaries of the outdoor gallery space, transforming the open-air art fair experience into one that showcases the synergy between art and architecture and brings both to the public realm.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Restricted, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Gallery, Temporary-Structure
Country Austin, Texas
RegDeadline 26 March 2010 5 April 2010 (extended) GoogleCal iCal
5 April 2010 GoogleCal
Eligibility Open to national and international professionals and students in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design. Professionals must have completed their education from an accredited program within 10 years of the comp


2010 jury is still in formation.

Grand Prizewinner: $1,000 US. Based upon completion and results of a feasibility study by Art Alliance Austin, Art Alliance Austin expects to build the winning design as part of Phase II.
Second prizewinner: $500 US
Third prizewinner: $250 US

Entry Fee
USD 40

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

Submission Address
TOGS 3 International Ideas Competition
c/o AIA Austin
801 W. 12th
Austin, TX USA 78701

Winner announced: April 21, 2010
Art Week Austin: April 21 – 25, 2010

Past winners

AIA Austin & Austin Foundation for Architecture

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