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Designing the Absent Competition

Designing the Absent Competition

Designing absence aims to create an international brainstorm generated by an absence, and invites entrants to design a new tower for the Cathedral of Antwerp. ‘By playing with the idea of the absence, we generate a focus.’ Keeping this in mind, every participant comes up with an idea for the unfinished tower. The competition can be seen as an international brainstorm, which means everybody can join. The result doesn’t need to be functional, it can be an inflatable tower or a high tech amusement park attraction. Your entry can be a 3d render, a paper model, a collage, a black marker drawing or anything else you think fits your concept the best.

On the website you can find a picture of the Cathedral with the missing tower. Your tower must be placed on this picture, the way how is completely free. Together with the picture of the Cathedral completed with your ‘new tower’, you should write a short explanation about your concept and submit it on the ‘Submit Entry’ page.

Seen at Architecture Week.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Designing the Absent Competition" 02 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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