This new International Competition is to offer an alternative environment for studying and training to acquire the vocational and practical skills and knowledge required to become an Architect within this global city. The new building should create a strong architectural symbol and statement within the city. Participants are challenged to create and suggest the most desirable vertical educational environment with their design proposal that best serves these students aiming to be part of the unique profession of Architecture.
The aim of this International Competition is to design an Architecture School Tower in Dubai that offers an alternative environment for studying and training to become an Architect within this global city. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
-Encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale which integrates function, structure, detail, etc..
-Increase research for design of “vertical” education environments or structures.
-Generate discussion and ideas about educational buildings together with the employment of sustainable design consideration.
-Offer students an opportunity to experience the best education through the use of the most functional pedagogical tool of which this tower will form an integral part.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
Those eligible to participate
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.
-Competition Officially Announced – 06th November 2013
-Start of Competition – 08th November 2013
-Closing Date for Registration – 21st February 2014
-Closing Date for Submissions – 24th February 2014
This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Architecture School Tower to be built.
Hosted by: [AC-CA] Architectural Competition