A Swiss Room in Seoul

Submission: July 03, 2017
Registration: July 03, 2017
Language: English, French
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Architecture Students Competition

 

The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place-object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention centre in Seoul.

The Swiss Room must be straightforward, economical and easy to build. It should be robust and not require equipment or a water supply and it should produce a minimum amount of waste. Mains electricity is available. Assembly time should be short – no longer than one day’s work by 3 persons. Material should be locally sourced and economically priced. The Swiss Room will have a lifetime of one week in COEX Exhibition Hall C, 3Fl., Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. The space available sizes 4 × 5m.

For further details of this conference, please download Lausanne’s candidature document which outlines this particular topic.

Swiss Room to Showcase Lausanne’s Candidature to organise the 28th UIA Congress
The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place-object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention centre in Seoul.

 

PROCEDURE

The project competition procedure consists of one stage. Participation is exclusively aimed at architecture students from throughout the world. Teams of a maximum of 3 persons are permitted. Both participants and jury shall accept the terms of the competition based on this regulation. The winner or winning team will have the opportunity to create the Swiss Room on site, in Seoul, in September 2017 unless Lausanne should decide to withdraw its candidature prior to this date. The organising committee will cover all costs related to the Swiss Room construction.

PRIZES

The jury disposes of CHF 3,000 in total to be awarded in 3 prizes. The jury will choose as the winner the project which best matches the ideas behind the selected theme. Its proponents must also demonstrate its feasibility. The winner or winning team (maximum 3 persons) will receive a prize, a return trip to Seoul, registration at the 28th UIA Congress, conference accommodation and the opportunity to build the Swiss Room in Seoul between 2 and 7 September 2017.

Go to the competition’s website

swiss room competition