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Culture Window – Cultural Center at an Airport

Submission: November 30, 2021
Registration: November 29, 2021
Language: English
Location: Mexico
Prizes: $24000
Type: Cultural Architecture


The challenge of the competition is to design a cultural center on airport grounds that offers a brief look into the various sociocultural aspects of the city.To attract visitors while representing the context appropriately, the form needs to go hand in hand with the local elements used in the design. The site is on airport grounds, so the facility must be independent and cause no obstruction to function around it. Crowd management and safety measures are to be employed in access layout.

The story of any culture cannot be surmised in its entirety in any form. But a synecdoche of sorts can be created to give a glimpse of the highlights of the history that makes its journey unique.

The facility’s aim is to focus on providing global travellers an experience of the local culture and diversity of the region. The spatial organization must navigate the visitor through a narrative of the local history. Every aspect of design, the ambiance, material palette, and form, can be used to depict local culture.

Design Objectives

Concept – the cultural representation must be subtle, clean, and apt. The theme of connecting the city to the entire world must be reflected through design.
Context – design with respect to the site conditions and local context, materials, and culture
Landmark – Abstracted and alluring form to attract visitors.
Engage – the social activity spaces must encourage people to take an interest in
Responsive – the design must be respectful of the prevailing site values and traditions


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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