Think Space 2012 – PAST FORWARD cycle devised by this year’s guest curator Adrian Lahoud, a former winner in the 2011 Borders Cycle, aims to repeat three competitions that radically transformed architectural culture: The Peak (1982), Yokohama Port Terminal (1995), and Blur Building (1999), with participating architects in the original competition acting as jurors in the current one: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher (jurors for The Peak), Alejandro Zaera-Polo (juror for Yokohama Port Terminal) and Ricardo Scofidio & Charles Renfro (juror for the Blur Building).
At the conclusion of the competition, a conference in Zagreb, Croatia will bring together participating architects from both cycles. At the end of the competition phase, a further series of events will be organized including a series of international exhibitions that will display the original submissions alongside the winning competition entries from this Think Space cycle. Storefront for Art and Architecture will host the New York exhibition, with more events to be confirmed shortly.
Each competition starts and ends on the same date, so competitors may make their choice and decide on participating in a single or more competitions.
Launching of the cycle on April 27, 2012.
Registration starts on May 5, 2012.
Deadline for early registration: June 26, 2012 at 12:00 CET
Deadline for entry submission: July 17, 2012 at 12:00 CET
Awards Announcement in September 2012
1st Award: 5. 000 EUR
2ndAward: 1. 000 EUR
3rd Award: 500 EUR
Possible changes in the awards, honorable and merit prizes will be defined upon the fundraising activities and at the discretionary right of the jurors.
Early registration fee: from 5 May to 26 June 2012 – 370 HRK / 50 EUR
Full registration fee: from 27 June to 17 July 2012 – 555 HRK / 75 EUR
The Peak: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher (ZHA)
Yokohama Port Terminal: Alejandro Zaera-Polo (AZPA)
Blur Building: Ricardo Scofidio & Charles Renfro (DS+R)
Each architect will act as the sole juror for his or her respective competition, with assistance provided by the Think Space curator. The deliverables for the new competition cycle will match as closely as possible the original requirements for each competition. There is no limit to the number of competitions that can be entered.
We invite you to participate in the competitions and explore together with the jurors, guest curators and other professionals from all over the world, how much have the last 30 years influenced the disciplinary transformation, looking back in order to discern how far we have moved and in what direction.
More information on the competitions find on official web page:
About the Think Space programme
The Think Space programme is
• a series of concept degree architectural competitions;
• a platform for spatial experimentation and exchange of conceptual ideas and
• a network of progressive thinkers beyond cultural, geographic or institutional borders.
The Think Space program aims to bring together world renown and established figures with emerging voices (professionals and students) within the fields of architecture, landscape, design, the arts and the humanities. The annual cycle consist of series conceptual architectural competitions and the awarding event and exhibitions organized at the end of the cycle.
The programme was devised and developed by Zagreb Society of Architects and launched in December 2010.The first iteration – Think Space 2011 – BORDERS cycle finished with 537 participants, architects of younger generation, from 65 countries.