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It's Time to Quit Architectural Competitions

It's Time to Quit Architectural Competitions
It's Time to Quit Architectural Competitions, Brown is critical of OMA's entry for 425 Park Avenue, believing that the pressure of the competition meant it was lacking in OMA's usual sophistication. Image Courtesy of OMA
Brown is critical of OMA's entry for 425 Park Avenue, believing that the pressure of the competition meant it was lacking in OMA's usual sophistication. Image Courtesy of OMA

In an interesting article for the Architects' Newspaper, Marshall Brown explains why competitions are bad for architecture (both the business and design) and challenges his fellow architects to kick the habit. While competitions used to drive architectural innovation, he says they have become little more than "fantastic and relatively affordable publicity" for the developers who commission them, with competition masters such as BIG driving "an arms race of gigantic object-scape." You can read the full article here.

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Rory Stott
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Cite: Rory Stott. "It's Time to Quit Architectural Competitions" 12 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/485200/it-s-time-to-quit-architectural-competitions/> ISSN 0719-8884
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