The openAEC Challenge: A Collaboration Competition

The openAEC Challenge: A Collaboration Competition
Courtesy of OpeningDesign

The OpenAEC Challenge is an architectural competition where the criteria for winning is based on how well you collaborate with others and not on how well you design in isolation. In that sense, it’s less a competition, and more a challenge. The sole purpose of this Challenge is to abolish a pervasive myth undoubtedly shared by a vast majority of architectural students around the world: That real-world buildings are designed by a sole, mastermind architect, working in isolation. This Challenge will be centered around a real project—a 48 acre (19.5 ha) sustainable, agro-tourism farm, called Flocktown Farm, located an hour outside of New York City. It will be broken down into eight, two-week long phases or charrettes, over the length of the Fall semester, 2012. For more information, please visit their website here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "The openAEC Challenge: A Collaboration Competition" 18 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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