Viewpoint in Pulpit Rock

Submission: September 30, 2015
Registration:  September 30, 2015
Language: Spanish, English
Location: Lysefjord , Norway
Prizes: 1st Prize 3000€, 2nd Prize 1000€, 3rd Prize 500€
Type: Open 


     reTHINKING Team proposes contests far from the pessimism, with high doses of freshness and joy, restless and expansive. Definitively, it aims to stimulate and shake the architects heads who seem to be asleep and restore dignity to the profession. Being optimistic over all. The proposed competitions will be focused on 8 concepts which we think there is much to investigate and propose by architects. We understand that architecture can not be classified, as a single project reflects on various concepts relevant to contemporary culture, but enhance several of these main research topics.

The proposed program comprises the following areas:
– Area of contemplation or pointview, where the main character is nature. It can be one space or to be sparsed, it can also can consider accessibility, tours, consolidation or modification of the existing, including its variability over time.
– A small space of about 50 square meters in area: supplies, room and restaurant and toilets.
The surface of the viewpoint is free, it can be covered or uncovered, and can be at any level of the enclave established. There are no restrictions that van influence the decisions each participant makes. The design freedom is absolute, this competition encourage the participant to inquire about the landscape and the different forms of intervention in it. Limit, scale, views, crossed sights, horizons, accessibility are key.
* Since this is a ideas competition, participants are free to modify the
proposed surfaces. This report should be referenced to the space required for the project to be functional and as a measure of the overall size of the project. Participants can suggest new areas not proposed in this document and eliminate or combine some of those already mentioned.
All students and architects or related professions anywhere in
the world can participate in the contest. Participation can be individual or in groups, being eight (8) the maximum number of members. Team members can be from all disciplines (artists, philosophers, photographers, etc.), without being necessary, although advisable, the presence of an architect or architecture student. It is allowed that members are from different universities and countries.
The price of registration is the price that each participating team
much pay, regardless of the number of members.
In case that one team or participant wants to submit more than
one proposal for the same competition must register twice (or as many as want to present projects) paying the appropriate fee each time. Under no circumstances should the participation of any juror, or anyone organizing professional agency relationship with any of the above will be accepted.
A total prize of 4.500 € will be distributed as follows:
First prize 3.000 €
Second prize 1.000 €
Third prize 500 €
For the first prize we also award with an annual subscription to AV
proyectos and DTF magazine.
• Exhibition in Contemporany Art Hall in Valentin Madariaga Foundation in Seville
• Magazine publications
• Blogs/architecture webs publications
• reTHINKING official publication
+ 10 Honorable Mention
June 23th 2015   Early registration starts
August 19th 2015   Early registration ends
August 20th 2015   Regular registration starts
September 09th 2015   Regular registrations ends
September 10th 2015   Late registration starts
September 30th 2015   Late registration and FAQ ends
September 30th 2015 20:00 h GMT + 1:00   Submission deadline
October 3rd – October 18th 2015   Proposal evaluation
October 30th 2015   Winners announcement
Inscription periods will depend on the competition publication and
will be divided as follows:
Early 35 € + IVA
Regular 60 € + IVA
Advanced 90 € + IVA
IVA: 21%
Before making the inscription one member of the team must
register on our website. After completing the registration form you will receive an email with your password and the registration code you will need for your panels (#0000). It’s important to keep this registration code, it will allow your team to access the intranet where you’ll be able to access your registration status, payment, and the upload form to submit your project.
Once registered you will have to make the inscription through our
website: http://rethinkingcompetitions.com/
by paying the fee (it will depend on the period) The submitting instructions will be sent once we receive the payment. No refunds will be made unless we make a mistake.
Participants must submit a single A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) landscape
(horizontal) where must appear the registration code (order number,
#0000 – #00000) obtained at the time of registration. Remember checking the spam inbox. You must also choose a slogan or title for your project.
This code must be placed in the panel in the upper right corner.
together with a SLOGAN. Panels delivered in vertical or without the code and slogan can be excluded from the competition. The file can be PDF or JPEG, and it must be less than 8 mb.
We will also ask the team to submit a .doc document with a
summary of the project in 90 words and a representative picture of it. This will be used for a future publication.
The documentation included in the panels will be the necessary
to understand the project, each participant can choose: graphic
representations, model pictures, perspectives, sketches, renderings, texts, etc.
The jury will evaluate the quality of architectural design and its
clear presentation and general composition.
Shall not be required, although it will be appreciated, to solve
the project construction or structural systems. Not necessary to have into account standards established, urban or constructive.
The project must be understood mainly through the artwork. In the
sheet may be included text, although the presence of a large amount is not recommended. The official language of the competition is
English, any text written in another language will not be considered.
Models can’t not be delivered. When payment confirmation email is sent to the person registered a document with instructions and forms for the team are included. Always check the spam box.
The Rethinking team will provide to each jury member a document
where the basic concepts which its own vision of the architecture is based on.
The jury, once understood the profile and concerns of Rethink!NG,
will give their personal assessment based on their knowledge and
experience on the architectural project.
Evaluation criteria includes the following phases:
First, the jury will evaluate individually according to five criteria:
concepts ( nature 20 points, ecology 20 points , housing 20 points),
architectural quality 20 points and Rethink!NG ( proactive , innovative and breakthrough research capacity) 20 points. The sum of the individual scores of all jury members will reject the 50 % of the submitted projects.
The second round will be in a meeting with all jury members where
25 % is discarded.
Finally , in the final round was particularly valued the Rethink!NG
spirit and the adequacy of the response to the problem and achieved
goals, reviewing the response that each project gives to each concept, methodology and research accomplished. In this latest round finalists , honorable mentions and the winners will be designated.

Go to the competition’s website