Three grand prize winners and seven special mention recipients of d3's Unbuilt Visions 2014 (UV2014) competition have been revealed. Open to professionals and students alike, the annual competition challenges participants to use stellar unbuilt concepts as vessels for conversation. Spanning the realm of architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects, Unbuilt Visions recognizes projects that spark interdisciplinary debate and exploit the innovative spirit of the 21st Century.
Learn more about UV2014 and check out the winning projects, after the break.
The winning proposals were selected by an international, multidisciplinary 30-member jury of esteemed professionals and academics. Each of the grand prize recipients was awarded $500, while all submitted entries are eligible for inclusion in "Unbuilt Visions I," a publication documenting shifts in unbuilt design. See this year's winning projects below, which best addressed the question: In the 21st century, which unbuilt ideas will reflect the most salient and avant-garde notions of our time?
Grand Prize: ‘Radical Conservation: A Hyper-Cathedral in Strasbourg’ - Simon Oudiette / France
Grand Prize: ‘Rotovegas: Playground of Flux’ - Natalee Tan / New Zealand
Grand Prize: ‘Amphibious Architecture: Projective Obsolescence of the Techno-Ruin’ - Wong Yok Fai Arnold / Hong Kong
Special Mention: ‘Alchimie: Purification and Redemption at the End of Oil’s Era’ - Enrico Galeazzi / Italy
Special Mention: ‘Super-Pacific-City: The Lomipeau Speculation’ - Norman Wei / New Zealand
Special Mention: ‘A Carnival for the Soybean’ - Pei She Lee, Darius Le / Australia
Special Mention: ‘Rethinking Biotope’ - Kyriaki Goti, Nicholaos Xenos / Greece
Special Mention: 'Opération Béton: Nature Interpretatation Center of the Alps' - Le Quang, Hoang Phuong Lien / Vietnam
Special Mention: 'Art Gallery of Greater Victoria' - 5468796 Architecture, Number Ten Architectural Group / Canada
Special Mention: 'Re-configurable Infrastructure' - Sunggi Park / USA
UV2014 was co-directed by Principal of ONZ Architects and Director of Creative Initiative Onat Oktem, and Assistant Professor and Director of Interior Architecture at the University of Houston College of Architecture Gregory Marinic.
For more information on the proposals and the competition, visit www.d3space.org