Think Space 2012 PAST FORWARD

This cycle of competitions aims to hold a mirror to the discipline to reflect the changes of the last thirty years by re-visiting three competitions that radically transformed architectural culture: The Peak (1982), Yokohama Port Terminal (1994) and Blur Building (1999).

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Croatia
Registration Deadline 17 July 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 July 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility Professionals and students in architecture and related fields

Description
The last three decades saw significant change across social, political, and environmental registers. The conjunction of capital flows, mass urbanization and increasingly interconnected cultural and financial networks have reshaped the way we understand, produce and discuss architecture resulting in a breathless cycle of formal and aesthetic transformations. This restless appearance of change conceals an increasing sense of inertia or perhaps even of confusion, in that an intellectual project has yet to accompany the overiding sense of technical virtuosity.
This cycle of competitions aims to hold a mirror to the discipline to reflect the changes of the last thirty years by re-visiting three competitions that radically transformed architectural culture: The Peak (1982), Yokohama Port Terminal (1994) and Blur Building (2002). All three winning entries emerged under unique conditions to take up critical positions on the predominant tendencies of their time. Though they have radically different ambitions, these three projects continue to reverberate throughout contemporary architectural culture in some way, introducing new attitudes to the ground, surface and atmosphere.

Jury
The Peak:
- Zaha Hadid (founder of Zaha Hadid Architects)
- Patrik Schumacher (senior office partner of Zaha Hadid Architects)
Yokohama Port Terminal:
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (founder of Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture)
Blur Building:
Charles Renfro & Ricardo Scofidio (partners at Diller Scofidio + Renfro)

Prize
First Award: 5,000 EUR
Second Award: 1,000 EUR
Third Award: 500 EUR

Entry Fee
370 HRK / 50 EUR: untill 26 June 2012
555 HRK / 75 EUR: from 27 June to 17 July 2012

Timetable
Awards Announcement: September 2012

Organizer
The Zagreb Society of Architects

Official Website
http://www.think-space.org/