Vera W. de Spinadel Award 2018 for a Design in harmony with mathematics

We invite undergraduate and postgraduate students world-wide to discover and interpret new applications to design based on the proportions proposed in the Metallic Means Family developed by Dr. Vera W de Spinadel.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage
Genre Product
Country Buenos Aires, Argentine
RegDeadline 31 July 2018 GoogleCal iCal
22 August 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Preannouncing this call, Dr. Spinadel wrote about the additive properties of metallic means:
“The members of the Metallic Means family (MMF) are the only positive quadratic irrational numbers that originate generalized secondary Fibonacci sequences (GSFS) (with additive properties), which are, simultaneously, geometric progressions.
This curious property of satisfying both arithmetic additive and geometric properties, bestow all the members of the MMF interesting characteristics to become basis of different systems of geometric proportions in Design”.
From this affirmation, participants are invited to dive into experimental and innovative applications in all branches of Design without any restrictions. The only condition is to graphically and analytically demonstrate the development of the design based on the application of a chosen Metallic Means Proportion and to present a product of high quality design.
Given that the call is open to all branches of Applied Arts, from Architecture to Scenography and Digital Art through all the possibilities of Design, three categories will be defined according to the final recipient:
- Product for an individual
understanding as such a customized design for the habits and demands of a Unique Being
- Product for a community
interpreting a design that responds to the worldview of a Group with common interests
- Product for humanity
proposing a design that is universally valid for all cultures on the planet Earth

Martha Fajardo, Landscape designer, Activist
Mina Marefat, Designer, Researcher, Lecturer
Paola Zellner, Architect, Researcher, Lecturer
Mariana Renjifo, Architect
Gina Urazan, Architect, Designer, Artist
Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Architect, Filmmaker, Lecturer
Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez, Architect, Artist, Lecturer

Publication, Exhibition
The Vera W. de Spinadel International Award will be given to the project that achieves the greatest creative innovation in its discipline and will allow the creative artist or designer who proposed it to entry an Internship in the Global Studio of Zaha Hadid Architects in London with all expenses covered by Vera’s Mathematic World Movement.

Entry Fee
U$S 30

Award ceremony: November 2018 and Exhibition Opening

Past winners


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