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The Pavilion Project Competition

25/06/2010 by architectural competitions

The Pavilion Project is a competition that aims to become an annual celebration of architecture in the grounds of UWA.

In its inaugural year, the winner of the competition will design and oversee construction of a pavilion to provide shelter for people of the Indian Ocean Rim.

The winning pavilion will be built at the University and will be on display during the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2011.


You must create an exciting and original structure employing ‘green’ technologies and principles to solve the urgent need for shelter in remote areas and communities at times of disaster or distress.

Through innovative and challenging design that transcends, extends and critiques current building practices, the winning Pavilion Project entry will present a viable solution to providing economical and environmentally friendly shelter by fusing art and architecture.


The pavilion should be:

  • deliverable, when mass produced, to developing countries for a maximum cost of US$12,000 (AUD$14,700)
  • about 100sqm in size.


To ensure we have diversity of approach and encourage creative thinking the brief is consciously open – the only requirement is that it provides shelter.

It is the challenge of applicants to push the boundaries of innovative design to produce architecture that not only provides an economical shelter for areas of need, but also responds directly to specific sites and uses readily available local materials.


The pavilion will need to be to be assembled by non-skilled workers and, in some circumstances, without power or lifting gear, so constructability needs to be a consideration. Designs should demonstrate innovative thinking and sustainable practices.


panel of distinguished architects and academics will select the winning entry.

In addition, an online voting system will allow the public to vote for their favourite entry. This will be available after the submission deadline: 14 July 2010 (5:30pm Perth time).

1 Comment

  1. Atikacuh says:

    Do you have more great areilcts like this one?

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