|Type||International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||22 April 2021 GoogleCal iCal|
|22 April 2021 (via Online)|
|Eligibility||The competition is directed towards emerging architectural talent and is open to all graduated architects or teams composed of at least one architect. The competition is not open to students. The participants don’t have to be licensed.|
The 2022 TAB installation brief operates in parallel to the Edible theme of Lydia Kallipoliti, Areti Markopoulou and Ivan Sergejev's Curatorial exhibition. The installation competition is interested in how the Slow Food movement, a countercultural response to industrialized food production, can serve as an effective departure point for reimagining how and what we build.
As a counterpoint to the prevailing trends towards high-speed industrialized construction, the curators invite proposals that explore the relationship between technology and slowness. Slowness is a useful framework for thinking about design and construction in a world of finite physical resources and exponentially increasing computational capacity. New technologies could, for instance, enable builders to better utilize local materials and extend the capacity of traditional craftsmanship, reducing the need for global production and transportation chains or standardized building components.
The 2022 TAB installation calls for proposals that take a long, romantic, and human centric view towards construction technology, demonstrating designs and processes that extend and expand learning and mastery, traditional craftsmanship and analogue fabrication, repurposing and reuse of local materials, human invention and improvisation, environmental adaptation and responsiveness, wonderment, and delight.
The installation competition seeks proposals for Slowbuildings that explore how the same technologies that are facilitating faster industrialized construction can be slowed to nourish local craftsmanship, better utilize available materials, respond to environments over long time scales and enhance bespoke design expression. Could robotic automation and rapidly emerging technologies of machine learning, mixed reality environments, high fidelity spatial capture and 3D printing allow Slowbuilding to become an alternative paradigm for architectural production, one that is optimized for learning, adaptation, collaboration and delight rather than capital gain and project delivery time?
Roland Snooks, architect and founder of Kokkugia, Associate Professor at RMIT, Australia
Kathrin Dörfler, architect and founder of dorfundrust, Professor at TU Munich, Germany
Peeter Pere, architect and founder of Peeter Pere Arhitektid, Estonia
1st prize: 15 000 € budget for construction + symposium participation + exhibition participation + published in TAB 2022 book + TAB 2022 pass
2nd and 3rd prize: TAB 2022 exhibition participation + published in TAB 2022 book + TAB 2022 PASS
The winner and the II stage participants will be exhibited at TAB Installation Programme exhibition.
announcement of the chosen teams: June 2021
Stage 2 submission deadline, 12:00 PM Estonian Time: 10th September 2021
The winner announced: end of September 2021
Opening of TAB 2022 and the installation: 7th September 2022
The Estonian Centre for Architecture