Traffic design competition vol.2

The competition will be focusing on fostering a provincial sense of design through the re-application of existing Arab art forms on contemporary projects.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Graphic, Installation, Interior
Country Dubai, UAE
Registration Deadline 6 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 March 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

- A Mosque through Architecture: An architectural approach to a Contemporary Mosque that can hold up to 500 - 1000 people in an area of 5000sqm.
- A Majlis through Interior Design: Interior Design of a Majlis that can seat up to 20 people. The multi-purpose space (for casual, formal, familial gatherings) must include a dining area.
- A Pattern through Graphic Design: Contemporary design of middle eastern and Arabic patterns with various applications. This pattern can be used in henna, stationery, textile etc.
- A Public Installation through Experimental Design: This category is open to interpretation in terms of subject, exact location, mediums and other. The only restrictions are that it needs to fit within 5mx5mx5m space and cost less than USD 10,000 to produce.

Alexander von Vegesack (Director of Vitra Design Museum)
Dr. Sami Angawi (Founder & Director of the Amar Centre for Architectural Heritage)
Renny Ramakers (an art critic and director of droog)
Rami Farook (the Founder and Director of traffic)

The realization and production of all winning designs
- A Mosque through Architecture : The winning entry will be built in the UAE.
- A Majlis through Interior Design : The winning design will be built in the private home situated in the Nad Al Sheba area of Dubai.
- A Patter through Graphic Design : The winning design will be produced with selected partners, and retailed at the traffic store and gallery.
- A Public Installation through Experimental Design : The winning design will be produced by shelter, a community workspace situated in Dubai and Sharjah.

Entry Fee

A PDF file (not exceed 5 pages) and 1 Headshot

Jury meeting: By March 21, 2010
Submission Deadline of a 2nd round entry: May 29, 2010
Winners announcement: June 10, 2010 on our website
Award Ceremony: June 15, 2010


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