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Innovative Minds Architectural Design Competition

15/04/2012 by architectural competitions

Design Challenge
In today’s world creative ideas are becoming crucial to success of all populations especially when social, economic and technological issues are becoming more complex.  How can “innovative minds” be invigorated by an architectural design to promote solutions for our complex problems?

An architectural design needs to become a catalyst for the innovative mind within physical and or virtual environments.  This design needs to promote the human condition by inspiring the minds of the intended users to an unprecedented level.  This may be accomplished on any scale; micro or macro.  The designer will decide how to inspire users to develop or use their innovative minds directly or indirectly as a result of the architectural design.

$1000 + (10% of registration fees) to winning project.  Personal Profiles will be created on the Gurroo website promoting the authors of the winning project.  The winning project will also be showcased on Gurroo website for an extended period of time.

Honorable Mentions – 10 Projects will receive this award.  These awards will be determined by the preliminary judging conducted by Gurroo LLC and the Official Judging Panel with no association with Gurroo LLC.  Honorable Mention projects will be showcased on the Gurroo website.  Candidates will also be involved in the judging of the winning project.

Open Source Design Tools Donation
10% of Registration fees will be donated to an open source design programming organization to ensure the development of open source design programs.  These tools are encouraged to be used in the development of competition submissions.  A list of several programs may be found on the Gurroo website.

Registration must be completed by May 1, 2012.  Individuals or teams must pay a $30 fee.  The registration fee will be collected through Google Checkout.

Innovative: The introduction of something new. A new idea, method or device. Mind: The part of an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons.

Site Selection
Any site may be chosen for the design competition.  Open site selection.

Open to all individuals and teams of up to 4 members.  Students and Design Professionals are encouraged to register.

January 2012 – Competition Requirements Announced
February 1, 2012 – Registration Begins
May 1, 2012 – Registration Deadline
June 15, 2012 – Submission Deadline
June 16- June 22, 2012- Preliminary Judging Evaluation by Gurroo LLC.
May 23-May 29, 2012- Official Judging Panel Evaluation
June 30-July 6, 2012- Honorable Mention Judging
July 9, 2012 Winner of the Innovative Minds Competition Announced.

Submission Requirements
Boards must be submitted electronically by June 15, 2012 to Gurroo LLC to qualify for the competition.  Registration must be completed prior to project submission.
1. Project Statement (300 words) .doc file format.
2. Two (2) boards, 24″ x 36″ 300 dpi submitted electronically in PDF format. Horizontal orientation.

Board Requirements
1. Renderings evoking an emotive quality using unique techniques.
2. Section, Elevation and Plan drawings, which best describe the project.
3. Diagrams describing how the project addresses the competition challenge statement.
4. Registration number located clearly in the upper right corner of both boards.
5. Correct spelling and punctuation in all text.
6. Text must be at least 12 point font.
7. English is the official language of the competition.  No other languages may be used.

For more information visit competition website

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