OPENGAP organizes the second edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals, committed to a strategy of implementing architecture in a protected natural environment. Approaches should point to find synergies between nature and the building itself.
Participants are invited to find spaces that promote a deep understanding and assimilation of nature. Projects must lead through their architecture to sensitivity, awareness, understanding, enthusiasm and commitment to the natural environment around them.
Each participant or team will define the location of their Project; such as: natural parks, protected natural areas, forests, jungles, beaches, mountains, etc. However, the proposal must justify the choice of the location and the interaction reached between the project and the site’s environment.
The competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors can subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
BEGINNING OF THE COMPETITION: July 30, 2012
QUERIES SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2012
REGISTRATION 1ST PERIOD: From July 30, 2012, until September 4, 2012
REGISTRATION 2ND PERIOD: From September 5, until October 2, 2012
REGISTRATION 3RD PERIOD: From October 3, until November 6, 2012
REGISTRATION 4RD PERIOD: From November 7, until November 27, 2012
COMPETITION REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 27, 2012
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Until December 4, 2012
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: During December, 2012
AWARDING OF PRIZES: During January, 2013
The proposal submission will consist of two digital panles in .jpg format, not bigger than 4MB each.
More Info: opengap.net