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Beam Camp Seeks Big Ideas for 2017 Projects

  • 10:47 - 19 October, 2016
Beam Camp Seeks Big Ideas for 2017 Projects
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Summer Youth Program Seeks Proposals for Spectacular Projects
Worldwide call seeks ideas from Engineers, Architects, Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Technologists, Artists and Makers of all kinds

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Beam Camp, a specialized summer camp for building and collaboration located in Strafford, NH, announces its annual international search to find its 2017 Beam Projects. The large-scale collaborative projects are realized by Beam campers, aged 10-17, and staff at the camp’s 106-acre facility in Strafford, New Hampshire.

Projects are budgeted at $12,500. Winning designers receive a $3,000 honorarium, travel costs, and are invited to visit camp during the project’s production.

Proposals can be submitted on the Beam Camp website until Sunday, January 8, 2017 with Semi-finalists notified on Sunday, January 18, 2017 and winners announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
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Beam offers these prompts for proposals:
Proposals from creative individuals with big ideas, including but not limited to Artists, Engineers, Architects, Builders, Filmmakers, Musicians, Designers, Technologists, etc.
Big ideas that result in a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product
Proposals that communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are always helpful) and represent your/your team’s expertise
Projects that are ambitious enough to occupy and challenge 100 campers and 20+ staff members for approximately 50 hours
Projects that take advantage of Beam’s facilities, community, landscape and rural setting
Projects that use a range of materials, processes and techniques
Projects that allow us to create the majority of the components onsite and from scratch

The 2016 Beam Projects reflected Beam’s core emphasis on cultivating creative thinking and applied collaborative work. “Universal Play Machine,” Beam Project 2016.1 is an installation of five of the world’s largest mechanical flipbooks designed by Mobile Studio Architects of London. “Pipe Tree,” Beam Project 2016.2, is a 25’ pipe organ shaped like a tree designed by Florian Gwinner of Berlin.

Previous winners include “C.O.R.A.L.” by Floating Point, “Daisy Daisy”by Wayward, 2014 Architzer Award Winner “Swingtones” by Supermass Studio and Sage & Coombe Architecture, “Creatura” by Mark Torrens and Federico Forrestiero, “Forest Phantasmagoria” by Niko Van Stichel and Lut Vandebos, “Cut, Paste, Build” by Robots, Caitlin Berrigan’s “Macro/Micro Domes,” Steve Gerberich and Nathaniel Lieb’s “Beam Fleet,” Jan Drojarski and Jon Bocksel’s “Jungletopia,” Christine Baumgartner and Manuel Kretzer’s “Float With The Flowers,” the solar-powered film “A Trip to the Sun” by Daniela Kostova and Mike DeSeve, Wignall & Moore’s “The Stories of Machines That Never Flew,” “The Habitats of Parker Mountain” by pragmatopia and architecture students of the University of Kassel, Germany, “Creature Quake” huge monsters built into the landscape be Rachel Kunreuther and Doug Stokey and “Navigating Dreams,” a timber-frame boat-machine by Matthew Springett Associates.

ABOUT BEAM CAMP Beam Camp is a summer program for kids aged 10-17 in Strafford, New Hampshire. Since 2011, 350 campers have attended Beam Camp at little or no cost to their families. Beam Camp is a program of New York City’s Beam Center, a non-profit organization that builds communities of making and learning in and out of school that promote equity and provide pathways to college and career for NYC youth.

  • Title

    Beam Camp Seeks Big Ideas for 2017 Projects
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
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  • Registration Deadline

    08/01/2017 22:30
  • Submission Deadline

    08/01/2017 23:30
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    Beam Camp
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Cite: "Beam Camp Seeks Big Ideas for 2017 Projects" 19 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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