Submission: August 31, 2016
Registration: August 31, 2016
Location: Sapphire Coast, Australia
Prizes: 1st. Prize: $1500 & 4 Honorable Mentions $250 each
The MNPG Arch is an international competition working to improve architecture every two years. Awarding a first place prize, as well as honourable mentions in Sustainability, Resourcefullness, Best Practice and Most Innovative. This year’s idea challenge is asking architects to build a tech port beacon in the Sapphire Coast, Australia. The 2016 MNPG Arch Competition meshes architecture, technology, ecology and modern living.
There are a lot of places that work within the technology space, but many do not have a building that is in an icon for the community. This is where a tech port beacon can serve a great need. To be a source of light and modern ingenuity for a coastal area and bring in a new wave of knowledge and innovation.
• Design a tech port beacon
• Building no larger than: 15m x 15m, or 225 sq meters
• Less then 225 sq. meters in surrounding landscape space
• Mathematically natural, in organic form (i.e. waves)
• Utilising sustainable technologies
Requirements for structure: The structure should have a basement, ground floor and roof viewing area. Additional floors are acceptable. The capacity for the the tech port beacon should be 15-40 people, with outside seating. Locally produced, natural resources for building materials is important, but this is not required. Must be economical and use local labor. Technological improvements can be from outside of Australia.
The tech port beacon: Attention to leading architecture, technology, ecology and modern living is paramount. The space will be used primarily for working and creating.
Landscape: The outside landscape of the site of the tech port beacon, should integrate well with the design. It is up to the architect to decide how to use this space.
The project submission should contain:
• 2 boards with the project information including plans, sections, and perspectives.
• Participants should submit all the data they deem necessary to showcase their proposal.
• These boards should be 24″(h) X 48″(w) in horizontal format. The resolution of the boards must be 150 dpi, rgb mode and saved as jpg files. There should not be any form of identification contained on the boards.
• The files must be named after the last name of the entrant followed by the board number. For example: suha-1.jpg and suha-2.jpg. • A doc file containing the project statement (1000 words maximum). This file must be named after the last name of the entrant followed by the word “statement”. For example: suha-statement.doc.
• A doc file containing the entrants’ personal information, including name, profession, address, and email. This file must be named after the last name of the entrant followed by the word “info”. For example: suha-info.doc.
• All the files must be placed in a zip folder named after the last name of the entrant. For example: suha.zip
While not required, it is encouraged for entrants to submit a video “fly-through” of the design. The winner of the competition will be required to create this upon the awarding, if they have not already.
The prize for the winning entry is $1500 and the honourable mentions are in Sustainability, Resourcefullness, Best Practice and Most Innovative, which each are awarded $250.