Submission: March 2, 2015
Registration: February 27, 2015
Language: English
Location: Dakar , Senegal
Prizes: 1st Prize: US$3,500, 2nd Prize: US$1700, 3rd Prize US$800
Type: Open

Dakar is the capital and largest city in Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the western most city on the African mainland.

Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography. It is the technique of film photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. Cinema: A film theatre (also refered to as movie house, film house, movie theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building or desiginated space for viewing films for entertainment. Most film theatres are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing a ticket. Senegal has a number of filmmakers such as Ousmane Sembene who wrote and narrated the film “Borom Sarret” in 1963. The film received wide recognition in Africa and internationally. Today, downtown Dakar, a city of 2.5 million people, has almost no films theatres with many of the old theatre if not all closing their doors in the last decade.
The aim of this International Competition is to design a Temporary Cinema within the city of Dakar in Senegal. This competition hopes to achieve the following: _Encourage and reward design excellence which integrates function, structure and details. _Analyse how the thoughtful development of the cinema within the surrounding neighborhood helps to create a livable community. _Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a temporary structure. _Build knowledge of design principles related to cultural development within an urban area. _Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit. This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Temporary Cinema to be built.