Japanese office, The Shelter Corporation, has announced their 17th international architectural ideas competition, open to undergraduate and post-graduate students (as of September 11, 2015) across the world. The Shelter Corporation, which focuses on timber and wood-framed buildings, hosts this competition annually to generate discussion among students on the future of wood and timber construction. Believing in the importance of a sustainable built environment, the firm hopes that this competition can be the gateway for many young architects-to-be to enter the workplace with new ideas.
This year’s theme is, “Freeing Architecture”. As society changes, so do the needs of its people, and the competition calls on students to think about architecture in ways that have been previously unexplored – to imagine an architecture without preconceptions or established rules. This is not to say that entries should be indulgent of the architect, but rather that they should humbly and honestly address the questions of what place architecture holds in the present and in the future. Questions of who architecture is for; how it relates to the past, present and future; and its own possibilities and constraints are all expected to be considered.
Entries must be submitted by September 11, 2015. The initial judging will take place on September 15, 2015 at the Shelter Corporation head office, and the final judging will take place on November 28, 2015 at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, with finalists invited to present their work. The first prize (given to 1 entry) will receive ¥2,000,000 (roughly $16,000 USD), the second prize (given to two entries) will receive ¥500,000 (roughly $4000 USD) and the third prize (given to three entries) will receive ¥100,000 (roughly $800 USD). All award winners, including several commendations will receive certificates of merit.
To read more about the competition and enter, click here.
TitleThe Shelter Corporation Announces 17th International Architectural Design Competition for Students
Registration Deadline11/09/2015 00:00
Submission Deadline11/09/2015 00:00
VenueTokyo International Forum