08 Jul
24 Dec
BRUTALIST FACELIFT
BRUTALIST FACELIFT

BRUTALIST FACELIFT

Welcome to Homemade Dessert's architecture vision competition "Brutalist Facelift", strictly connected to the ongoing architecture vision competition: "Ghost Town Challenge". This time, instead of asking for the introduction of a new element within Karosta's urban scape we would like you to think on a particular way to restore the lost vitality of the “brutalist” apartment buildings, by acting directly upon them. Their powerful urban presence is evident, although their bad physical conditions are requiring an urgent answer. One could reinvent them or highlight them in a subtle way. This is your choice. We would like you to figure out a clever method to change their image and to redefine their future, by means of inexpensive materials, color introduction or simple but effective conceptual approaches. What could really uplift this place and these buildings? What can be made to turn this place around? Are you subtle or radical? Give us your insight! You are allowed to use all kinds of presentation tools: 3d graphics, hand drawings, paintings, collages or others; you are requred to upload one A3 presentation board (landscape) with perspective and two elevations. Specific angles for those images and further information about the buildings can be found in the document package available to download. This is a vision competition that should be treated as an academic exercise. None of the organising parties have any commitments to proceed with renovation. Jury Indulis Kalns - Liepaja city head architect, Latvia Carlos M Guimarães - architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann - architect, lecturer in École Spéciale d’Architecture, France Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, RIBA, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom Alona Martinez - lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth Rajiv J. Fernandez - architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA Mandy Too - architectural executive - DPA, Singapore Rest of the jury to be confirmed. Prizes 1st prize - US$ 2500 2nd prize - US$ 1000 3rd prize - US$ 500 + 6 honourable mentions The winners and honourable mentions will get international art and design media coverage and featured on the Homemade Dessert website. Confirmed media partners: Archilovers web Archello web CRC - Université de Montréal web Archi.ru web NIP Magazine web Infinityinner web Architime.ru web Viavili web Potential media partners are welcome to send their cooperation proposals via contact@homemadedessert.org Schedule Registration: JULY8 - NOV28, 2013 Closing date for registration: NOV 28, 2013 11.59pm GMT Closing date for submission: DEC 15, 2013 11.59pm GMT Evaluation: DEC15 - DEC24, 2013 Announcement of the winners: DEC 24, 2013 Fees: Registration fee: US$ 80 Following informative material is available for download: - Competition Brief - Sketch Up model with set up angle for the perspective renders and elevations + CAD apartment layout example (02_CAD+ SKETCHUP) - Context photographs (03_BUILDING_PHOTO_REFERENCES) - Large size renders for the perspective and elevations (01_JPEG_TEMPLATE_VISUALS)
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