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Open Call: Contribute to Egypt's Venice Pavilion Exhibition, "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS"

  • 02:30 - 11 February, 2016
  • by Ahmad Hilal
Open Call: Contribute to Egypt's Venice Pavilion Exhibition, "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS"
Open Call: Contribute to Egypt's Venice Pavilion Exhibition, "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS"

Alejandro Aravena’s statement “Reporting from the Front” for the 15th Biennale di Architettura di Venezia invites the national pavilions to share experiences about architecture that through intelligence, intuition, or both at the same time, are able to escape the status quo - presenting stories that, despite the world's difficulties, have proven successful.

The head of Urban Harmony-Egyptian Ministry of Culture has announced that "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS" has been selected to represent Egypt at the Biennale di Venezia 2016. The project team, led by Architect Ahmad Hilal and composed of Eslam Salem, Gabriele Secchi, Luca Borlenghi and Mostafa Salem, is trying to explore various stories of Architecture narrating the difficulties and challenges in the Egyptian built environment.

RB//IC wanted to go beyond the question of “What is the story about?” to “How was the story written?” Considering Reframing Back "stories" where architecture made, is making, and will make changes to preexisting conditions.

By creating an ambient space articulated by a journey inside the pavilion, RB//IC will enable visitors to explore the key “stories” in a curious way, highlighting successful architectural practice which opposes its relevant contextual challenges and problems, allowing a dialogue between these icons and their static background challenges.

The announcement of the Egyptian Pavilion RB//IC is accompanied by an open call for Projects and Mapping that responds to this theme so to be included in the exhibition. The aim is to showcase Projects from Egypt that have contributed (or are contributing) to real transformations where collective efforts have evolved from a smart perception of architecture's abilities in society. These projects will be shown alongside Mapping of taxonomies of transition to reveal the confrontations behind those iconic stories and to highlight different contextual challenges.

Projects and Mapping should be formatted as per the guidelines below and be submitted by 29th of February to info@rb-ic.org.By submitting this form you give RB//IC the authorization to use this material in the exhibition.

Requirements for Projects submissions:

Technical Description

  • Name of the project.
  • Project designer/design team.
  • Collaborators and sponsors (architects, engineers, consultants...etc.)

Graphic Documents

  • Architectural drawings (Plans, sections, Elevations.) in .pdf/dwg format. 
  • Axonometric views or perspective in high quality .pdf/jpeg format.
  • Photographs for the projects with high quality for publishing.
  • Photographs of any physical models if available.

Requirements for Mapping submissions:

Technical Description

  • Name of the area/context/city.
  • Mapping author/team.
  • Collaborators and sponsors (architects, engineers…etc.)

Graphic Documents

  • Historical information/maps about demographics/political/social/economical aspects.
  • Mapping of different morphological studies/typologies about the context in .pdf/dwg formats.
  • Mapping/drawings of different transformational interventions inside the context in .pdf/dwg formats.
  • Axonometric/diagrams/schemes in .pdf/dwg formats.
  • Photographs for the projects with high quality for publishing.
  • Photographs of any physical models if available.

  • Title

    Open Call: Contribute to Egypt's Venice Pavilion Exhibition, "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS"
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    29/02/2016 23:59
  • Venue

    Egyptian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016
  • Country Restrictions

    Egypt
About this author
Ahmad Hilal
Author
Cite: Ahmad Hilal. "Open Call: Contribute to Egypt's Venice Pavilion Exhibition, "REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS"" 11 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781916/open-call-contribute-to-egypts-venice-pavilion-exhibition-reframing-back-imperative-confrontations/> ISSN 0719-8884

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