II International Graduation Project Competition

Submission: May 31, 2017
Registration: May 28, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Chair of Innovative Construction Materials (CIMC) with the Higher School of Architecture of Málaga and Financiera y Minera S.A. announce the II International Ideas Competition for architects and students of architecture in their graduation project.

The subject of this II International Ideas Competition is to design a pavilion in a public space with the employment of innovative products offered by Financiera y Minera S.A., wich can be found at http://es.i-nova.net/es/

The competition is open to every professional architect or student of architecture in his graduation project, from Spain or any other country. To participate is necessary to make the registration and submit the documentation before 31 May 2017, as indicated in the competition bases. Those interested should send an e-mail to the address: catedra_cimc@uma.es. At the same time the participants could remit any question and clarification to this e-mail.

The board will consist of a group of recognised prestige architects, as well as a representative of the Higher School of Architecture of Málaga, a representative of Financiera y Minera S.A., and the director of the Chair CIMC. The board will decide the winners during June 2017.

OBJECT OF THE COMPETITION

The subject of this II International Ideas Competition is to design a “folly” or pavilion in a public space.  A folly or folie is an architectural element that is usually built in gardens, parks, squares or whatever free public space. This element has a strong symbolic nature, though sometimes has some function as giving shadow or as a playing and meeting point.
This architectural element is based in ancient ages with the clasic temples and chapels, which were widely replicated during the Romanticism and they were present in many private gardens. In general, these folies are buildings whithout function and only have interest in their symbolism.
Nowadays there are contemporary examples of this type of building. The big difference between the historic follyes is the function that is more important in the contemporary follys. To see a example, in Parc de la Vilette in Paris there are a collection of follys designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi that articulate all the park and offer different activities to do and functions that give life to the park. In a similar conceptual operation the project proposed here is the desing of a folly or pavilion that has to be done with any of the innovative products offered by Financiera y Minera S.A., which can be found at http://es.i-nova.net/es/
The participant will decide where will be located the pavilion, the only conditioning is the pavilion must be located in a free public space, no matter it ́s real or unreal, because the project is a pretext to explore the creative and constructive potentialities and possiblities of concrete.

PRIZES

The board will award a maximum of a first prize (winning project) and two second prizes (honourable mention):

First prize: Student Grant1 to pay tuition fees for a Master’s Degree in Architectural Projects, Environmental Design and New Technologies (MPDiA) of University of Málaga, which will be taught at the Higher School of Architecture of Málaga during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Second prizes: Recognition from the Higher School of Architecture of Málaga and Financiera y Minera S.A.

Go to the competition’s website

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