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London Internet Museum Competition

Submission: May 18, 2016
Registration: May 04, 2016
Language: English
Location: London, UK
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize: US $1,500, 3rd Prize: US$ 500
Type: Open

 

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are running the London Internet Museum architecture competition; it is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to use creative designs to connect current generations with both the past and the future. Participants are tasked with submitting ideas for an internet museum which shows both the history of the internet, as well as acting as a platform to discuss and workshop its future. 

The internet has made connecting with others around the world infinitely easier, and it was this concept of connection that drew us to select the now-closed North Woolwich Old Station Museum in east London as the proposed competition site. What was once a hub for the city’s North London line, the Old Station Museum has been abandoned and fallen into disrepair.

The invention of the internet has revolutionised the way the world works, more so than any other technological development in the past century. And while the invention of the telegraph, the telephone, the radio, television and then computers set the scene, it was the creation of the internet that has allowed for the digital revolution we are living today.

The internet is a medium for connected collaboration and instant interaction between individuals regardless of their geographic location. By making the world smaller, the internet allows ideas to become bigger, with fewer restraints to hold them back.

While the earliest concepts of the internet began in the United States, it was the work of UK scientists and engineers that made it possible to expand the technology beyond simple messaging. The connection between US research, and the work of UK researchers Donald Davies and Tim Berners Lee, was the foundation of the modern-day internet and sparked the creation of the world wide web.

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are therefore asking architects and designers to submit ideas for the London Internet Museum – a location that would connect visitors to both the history of the internet and open them to the possibilities of its future. The chosen site in London is the now-closed North Woolwich Old Station Museum, which was housed in the original Great Eastern Railway terminal station building.

ELIGIBILITY

Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

PRIZES

3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $5,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st prize winner – US $3,000
2nd prize winner – US $1,500
3rd prize winner – US $500

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

FEEs

Early Bird Registration: US $70 / US $50
Advance Registration: US $90 / US $70
Last Minute Registration: US $120 / US $90

SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 2, 2016
Advance Registration: MARCH 3 – APRIL 6, 2016
Last Minute Registration: APRIL 7 – MAY 4, 2016

Closing date for registration: MAY 4, 2016
Closing date for submission: MAY 18, 2016 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: JUNE 1, 2016

Go to the competition’s website