Temporary Sheltering Spaces

The main aim of the Event is to evaluate the architectural responses to the needs of temporary housing and open them to debate.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Shelter, Temporary-Structure
Country Turkey
Registration Deadline 15 March 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 March 2013 (Must be Received, See "Submission Address" below)
Eligibility To be born after 1974 and to be an architect

The era we are in, is the stage to the most rapid population growth in history. Parallel to this growth; the duty of responding to spatial needs of disaster victims or refugees due to man-made disasters or natural such as earthquake, flood, fire, war, famine and poverty; has become more difficult. Disaster victims and refugees represent the masses, which are left out of the privileged classes of the societies, and thus which are disadvantaged in reaching to architectural services. Hence, within the context of above-mentioned disasters; the responsibilities of architects and the position of the profession is subject to question and open to debate.
The main aim of the Event is to evaluate the architectural responses to the needs of temporary housing and open them to debate. Furthermore, the provision of temporary housing needs of disaster victims is expected to be considered as a spatial configuration and a stage for examining the current developments in material and structural systems. Thereof, the temporary housing settlements – which came forth as a result of disasters – are expected to produce the outcome of increase in the quality of architectural design. The participants of the competition are required to define a context of a disaster of their choice, to produce demountable design proposals for temporary housing units and settlements in an economic and practical way. Both visual and textual formats are going to be used for the presentation of the design proposals.

Bünyamin DERMAN, Architect, MSc. (TURKEY)
Nikos FINTIKAKIS, UIA Region II Council Member (GREECE)
N.Kerem PIKER, Architect (TURKEY)
Antonio RIVERSO, UIA Region I Vice President (ITALY)
Şerban TIGANAS,President of OAR (ROMANIA)

First prize: 2500 euro
Second prize: 1500 euro
Third prize: 1000 euro
Participant award: 1500 euro

Entry Fee

Project scenario with maximum 500 words
One board (70cm x 100 cm)

Submission Address
Meltem Mahallesi 3808 Sokak No: 16
For the projects submitted from abroad, a maximum of 7 days will be allowed for delivery after the submission deadline.

Evaluation of the Jury: April 05, 2013
Announcement of the results: April 12, 2013
Exhibition of the projects: May 26 2013
Award ceremony: May 26, 2013

The Chamber of Architects of Turkey and its Antalya Branch under the auspices of UIA

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