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  3. Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS

Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS

  • 12:25 - 30 January, 2018
Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS
Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS, Coexist: Rethinking Zoos
Coexist: Rethinking Zoos

Future of zoos will be decided in the next few years. We are facing radical changes in the concept. Over the decades we have been proved that animal captivity, in most cases in terrible conditions, has affected badly their quality of life and their expected lifetime. The raison d’être and the welfare of the more than 3.5 million animals that they contain around the world are increasingly questioned. These places, emerged between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, deeply linked to colonialism and the discovery of new worlds, must evolve adapting to the new needs. The question is how to do so.

· a change of direction ·

Over time, zoos mission has evolved, from being just collections of animals, a symbol of power and greatness of many empires, almost exclusively for the enjoyment of the population, to fulfill other objectives. This evolution goes hand in hand with a growing scientific interest and greater possibilities for research and study. This growing respect for the animals around us means that more and more people are working to look after and maximize animal welfare.

· challenge ·

Archstorming is calling for proposals to create an infrastructure that rethinks the zoo concept and gives it a twist, this time thinking about animals and their conservation over the exhibition to humans. The project is located in the current Zoo of Barcelona. The animal species that will be located in the zoo, as well as their distribution, will be at the discretion of the participant. In the same way, the reuse or elimination of the current infrastructures of the Barcelona Zoo will also be optional.

· schedule ·

JANUARY 15th EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS
FEBRUARY 14th EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES
FEBRUARY 15th REGULAR REGISTRATION OPENS
MARCH 14th REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES
MARCH 15th ADVANCED REGISTRATION OPENS
APRIL 18th SUBMISSION DEADLINE

MAY 3rd WINNERS ANNOUNCED

· prizes ·

Prizes totaling 5.700€, broken down as follows:

1st PRIZE - 4.000 €

2nd PRIZE - 1.000€

3rd PRIZE - 500€

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD - 200€

+ 10 honorable mentions

MORE INFO IN OUR WEBSITE: www.archstorming.com

REGISTRATIONS HERE: http://www.archstorming.com/register.html

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    18/04/2018 23:59
  • Submission Deadline

    18/04/2018 23:59
  • Venue

    Barcelona Zoo
  • Price

    40€

This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "Open Call - COEXIST: RETHINKING ZOOS" 30 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/888080/open-call-coexist-rethinking-zoos/> ISSN 0719-8884