FLOOR-PLAN#2 - Non Architecture

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SUMMARY

Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.

In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.

Our exploration journey will start from a theme one, a special step in our research program: Living Together.

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

The aim of the “48h Floor Plan Battle” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate an architectural design. The participants are asked to draft one floorplan, with absolute freedom of interpretation, technique and level of abstraction. Even the concept of floorplan itself can be questioned in order to craft the most expressive way to represent the design.

This is a competition where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. The aim is to present a 48 hours response to the presented challenge, with a very strong focus on building function, creativity, criticality and innovation. Here you develop your skills as a communicator, designer and space thinker.

We are not interested in the construction details, we want to see the space organization. The drawing can highlight functional aspects of the building, showing a deep understanding of one or more design aspects. It can focus on the aesthetic qualities, experimenting and mastering a drawing technique with hyper-realistic outcomes, or it can be an optical deformation, a caricatural interpretation, a distant abstraction of the built architecture. The drawing can strengthen a conventional interpretation of architecture, or explore a new angle, a new point of view, intellectual and/or physical. The entry is completely flexible and adaptable to the participant’s interpretation.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.

PRIZES

  • WINNERS (1 Prizes)
    • 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (7 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • EDITORIAL PICK (Up to 6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
  • FINALISTS (Up to 36 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.
  • SPECIAL PRIZE
    • The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

Note: The appearence on the involved architectural platforms are subject to the agenda and availability of the external platforms involved.

JURY & CALENDAR

The jury will be composed by a pool of platforms and experts specialized in the theme addressed by the competition. They will act as partners in the competition and final jurors of your work.

Mari Mezalira – Act of Mapping
Marko Riboskic – Founder of Archi.boom
Carlos Gonzalvo – Architect and PHD candidate, Beta Architecture
Iñaki Harosteguy – Curator of SupraOrder
Sabine Fremiot and Léo Berastegui – Founders of The beauty of plan & The beauty of section
Alberto Martinez Garcia and Hector Rivera Bajo – Founders of Hidden Architecture
Andy Bruno – Founder of One House Per Day

1 September 2020 – Competition Announcement and preliminary brief release
1 – 14 September -Special registration period (40 €).
15 September – 14 October – Early registration period (55 €). EXTENDED
1 – 14 October – Regular registration period (70 €).
15 – 18 October – Last-minute registration period – not available in bundle (100€).
17 October – 00.01 – Extended brief release and Submission opens.
17 October – 13.00 – Submission opens.
18 October – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
9 – 13 November – Winner announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)
To avoid confusion, please check the countdown on the competition page.

Registration Bundles:
x2 Competitions: Second competition with 50% discount
x3 Competitions: Third competition for free

COUNTDOWN TO THE EXTENDED BRIEF RELEASE:

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BRIEF & FAQ

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE 01/10/2020

DOWNLOAD THE EXTENDED BRIEF HERE 17/10/2020

THEME 1: LIVING TOGETHER – DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

DOWNLOAD TEAM DOCUMENT TEMPLATE(.DOC)

READ THE FAQ 48H FLOORPLAN BATTLE HERE


TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

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REGISTRATION&SUBMISSION

For question about the competition, please do contact us at info@nonarchitecture.eu, specifying the competition you are referring to.

Before submitting your question, please check out the FAQ page.

TO USE A PROMO CODE, YOU NEED TO PLACE THE ENTRY FEE IN THE CART, APPLY THE CODE AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN A TEAM IS 4 PEOPLE.

COMPETITION DEADLINES:

  • FLOOR PLAN BATTLE – OCTOBER 18TH
  • 2020 MONUMENT – NOVEMBER 1ST
  • FUTURE PUBLIC SPACE – NOVEMBER 30TH

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!