TRANS PLAN is an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba). The competition is open to all students registered in a spatial design (architecture, interior, landscape, urban, and so on) and or an exhibition design programs.

The challenge of TRANS PLAN 2018 is to design an immersive installation that evolves throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning entry, selected by the jury, will be installed at A2G for public viewing for 50+/- days in the fall of 2018.

[Design Brief]

Can space evolve through its contextual and environmental agency? Can we devise an atmospheric and/or spatial evolution? Can we stage evolutive conditions as the main experience of a space?

In relation to a ‘responsive’ or a ‘streaming/feeding' conditions, an ‘evolutive’ condition may assume dimensions/dynamics of accumulation or aggregation; together with its transmogrifying nature, it can discuss a sense of commitment and responsibility. The challenge of the competition is to [1] devise an algorithmic substructure/system for evolutive space and experience and to [2] plan out the logistics of fabrication and installation at A2G.

The proposed set up (installation) is expected to be immersive and evolve over the duration of the exhibition, 50+/- days. The initial setup itself can be an immersive experience itself and or a form of discourse around the topic.

The proposal must be designed with the efficient and effective use of materials and fabrication/installation process in mind and all parts used in the proposal must be locally sourceable. A total budget of up to $1,500 CDN will be allocated as the project’s material budget, and basic woodworking and digital fabrication will be accessible at the faculty’s facility.

[Jury 2018]

- Clay Odom | School of Architecture Advanced Interior Design U. of Texas at Austin | USA
- Darcie Watson | DFZ, Ryerson University | Canada
- Joel Letkeman | Aarhus School of Architecture | Denmark
- Johan Voordouw | Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism | Canada
- Peter Hasdell | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design | China
- Shane Williamson | Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design | Canada

[Technical Advisor]

Jae-Sung Chon | Environmental Design Program University of Manitoba | Canada


- August, 2018___Competition announcement
- September 30th, 2018___Registration deadline (11:59pm CST)
- October 5th, 2018___Submission deadline (11:59pm CST)
- October 12th, 2018___Announcement of results
- Fall 2018 (date TBA)___Installation & Exhibition

- Full-time students registered at a post-secondary (or equivalent) education programs in spatial design and or exhibition design
- Individual or Team (no limit in number)
- All selected/shortlisted entries will be asked to verify their registration status

[Registration & Submission]
**Visit the Competition website for details

[Submission Requirements]

1. Design Panel
- A single PDF file with up to two A1 size boards in portrait orientation
- Graphic illustration of the proposal, including critical dimensions, installation-fabrication method(s) and use/experience scenario(s)

2. Project Document
- A single PDF file with one A4 size (or letter size) in portrait orientation
- Project description (max. 300 words) including curatorial intentions, experience/use scenario(s), envisioned fabrication-installation method(s), and material-budget projection/assumption

[General Notes, Terms and Conditions]
**Visit the Competition website for details

[Q & A]
All questions can be directed to

[About A2G]
A2G is the architecture gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba.

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    September 30, 2018 09:50 AM
  • Submission Deadline

    October 05, 2018 09:50 AM
  • Venue

    University of Manitoba Canada
  • Price


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Cite: "Trans Plan 2018: IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION" 08 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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