Urbantine Project - Fast Architecture Competition


The winner of The Urbantine Project 2007 has now been decided.

"Work/Space/Ply/Time (W/S/P/T)" by emerging architect Alex Haw was selected from 40 entries which made their way in front of our judging panel. W/S/P/T impressed judges in its detail, imagination and feasibility in response to the brief; entrants were invited to explore the changing nature of the 21st Century workspace whilst considering concepts of Fast Architecture.

W/S/P/T dissects the subject of working intimately by utilising every piece of redundant space within a compact and ergonomically designed structure. The structure itself can be erected without the use of rivets or glue – the basis of the design being a series of interlocking panels.

Alex Haw, currently a tutor at the AA, studied at The Bartlett and began his architectural career as architectural assistant within several leading practices including Nicolas Grimshaw & Partners and Diller + Scofiio. Haw now runs Atmos, a fledgling architectural practice. Details of Haw's latest work can be seen at www.aaschool.net/lighthive.

1st. Place: Work/Space/Ply/Time (W/S/P/T), Alex Haw


The brief is to design a structure that responds to issues of rapid change in the 21st Century workplace.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Office, Temporary-Structure
Country UK
RegDeadline 16 July 2007 GoogleCal iCal
16 July 2007
Eligibility All

The Urbantine Project emerged from the realization that there are limited opportunities for unrecognized architects and designers to showcase their ideas and philosophy in the UK.

The Urbantine Project at Tent London provides an opportunity to readdress this issue, affording the winning entry the opportunity to put their design in front of thousands of the most influential designers, companies and design-savvy consumers during London Design Week at Tent London, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. The winning entry will also have the opportunity to engage with an organisation, Workspace Group, which aims to provide progressive, appropriate, affordable and considered workspace accommodation for London’s creative industries.

Tent London and Wrokspace Group

Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architecture
John Norden, IDE Architecture
Kerstin Zumstein, On Office
Ben Kelly, BKD
Jimmy MacDonald & Ian Rudge, Tent London
Nick Crosby, Inflate
Harry Platt, Workspace Group PLC
Stella Ioannou, London Festival of Architecture

£10K (budget) to build and construct your installation/design - this includes any labour costs, third party contractor fees, transport. Simply all costs must fall within the £10K budget.

Entry Fee

1. The Scenario - We want you to write the scenario that you responding to through your design. This should be no more than 200 words.
2. The Design - A design which demonstrates your solution to the brief. This should take the form of a 2 x A2 board.
3. The Installation - A proposal for a physical installation (5x5x5m) at Tent London to be assembled in 48 hours and demounted in 24 hours and re-useable in other locations. The proposal should take the form of a 2 x A2 board.
4. Identity

Ten short-liste announcement: 20 July 2007 (If you are one of the ten, you will be invited to visit the Tent London offices to talk through how you plan to realise your design safely and within budget.)
Winner announcement: 23 July 2007
20-23 September 2007: Winner will prepare for public appearance at Tent London.

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