Zagreb Society of Architects just launched the new Think Space 2012 cycle of competitions with its annual theme, Past Forward. Devised by this year’s guest curator Adrian Lahoud, a former winner in the 2011 Borders Cycle, this programme 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). 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. More information after the break.
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. Deadlines: 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 Awards: 1st Award: 5. 000 EUR 2ndAward: 1. 000 EUR 3rd Award: 500 EUR Submission Fee: 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 Jury: 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. For more detailed information, please visit here.