Create the framework for an outdoor event during winter and make the urban space more exciting in the cold and dark months.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Denmark
RegDeadline 15 January 2014 GoogleCal iCal
15 January 2014 (via Online)
Eligibility All

In this competition the architectural office Open Air Neighborhood are setting out to challenge the bleakness of winter and are seeking ideas for how to enhance the experience of an open-air concert in February.
Darkness and coldness should be incorporated and considered as elements, which can potentially assist in creating a unique experience and inspire more, like-minded projects in urban spaces during the winter.
You should design a solution, which can support and enhance the experience of an open-air concert in February.
The concert will be presented at the ice skating rink on Toftegårds Plads in Valby (View the ground plan under the inspirational pictures).
Your project can involve light, projection, heating, movement, contrasts, sequences, interaction and communication. You do not need to have all the technical solutions in place, but you should account for the concept and design, and for how the overall project is supposed to work. Your account should also include a description of which particular wintry challenge your design sets out to solve.
The project should be easily realisable in the public space. Meanwhile, in terms of materials and energy, it should preferably possess a high degree of sustainability.
Your proposal should be able to function in both plus and minus temperatures, and both with and without snow.

Not yet announced

1st Prize: DKK 15,000
2nd Prize: DKK 7,000
3rd Prize: DKK 3,000
The three prize-winning ideas will be constructed as prototypes for a skating concert during February's FROST Festival.

Entry Fee

An illustration of your idea, together with a short text (max. 200 words)

Winners announcement: 27 January 2014
The prototypes construction: between 31 January and 2 February 2014

Open Air Neighborhood

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