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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.

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

The aim of the “Spacecraft Design” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate a conceptual design. The participants are asked to design a vehicle that responds to the requirements of the brief and one axonometric projection to represent it, with absolute freedom of interpretation, technique and level of abstraction. Even the concept of axonometric itself can be questioned in order to craft the most expressive way to represent the design.

Participants of this competition are asked to create a design concept for a space-ship. This time we challenge all designers to imagine and design the shape of a futuristic vehicle for space travel: a Spacecraft. Being the main topic about mobility in space, designers are free to decide if they want to focus their proposal exclusively on external design or in the internal design of the vehicle. Presented concepts are free to explore in a critical way the different interpretations of such topic, from practical approaches to more dystopian/utopian scenarios.

Space travel is getting real and in the future will be all about experience. The further we might travel, the longest we will be living a spaceship as an actual domestic space. That calls for some architectural design. What could space transportation of the future look like? What could the complete user experience for space travel be?

Submission can address some of these questions. The proposal submitted could be a device, a space shuttle, a capsule or something completely different. The program dimensions are not given, and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their design. There is only one fixed parameter: the proposal must provide a means of transportation in space. See below in the full brief the presentation requirements for more details.

 

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.

WHY PARTICIPATE:

  • Gain experience and recognition, request a participation certificate, and post it on your Linkedin or CV!
  • Design a new puzzle piece to be added to your Portfolio or Behance page, keep developing your assets!
  • Give space to your creativity by solving a given challenge, it is satisfying!
  • Get to know better your team or your own design-thinking skills, it is fun!

PRIZES

  • WINNER (1 PRIZE)
    • 1.000 euros.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books 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 (Maximum 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 appearance on the involved architectural platforms is subject to the agenda and availability of the external platforms.

JURY & CALENDAR

The jury members are the following:

Annalisa Dominoni e Benedetto Quaquaro – Professors of Space4InspirAction at Politecnico di Milano and founders of (a+b) dominoni, quaquaro
Vittorio Netti – Space Architecture Consultant at Hassell
Barbara Imhof – Manager Partner and Co-Owner of Liquifer
Valentina Sumini – Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Space Architect and Engineer Research Affiliate at MIT Media Lab within Space Exploration Initiative and Responsive Environments


20 – 30 September 2021 -Special registration period (30 €).
1 – 25 October – Early registration period (55 €). EXTENDED!
15 – 25 October – Regular registration period (70 €).
26 – 31 October – Late registration period (100 €).
26 October – Submission opens on our website.
31 October – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
22 – 26 November – Winner announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

Registration Bundles (see at the bottom of the page):
Spacecraft Design Competition + x1 Ticket Non Architecture Award (ticket discount from 25 euros to 10 euros)
Spacecraft Design Competition + x3 Tickets Non Architecture Award (tickets discount from 62.5 euros to 35 euros)

 

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BRIEF & FAQ

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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.

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

SPACECRAFT DESIGN
ENTRY FEE
55
  • healing discounted
SPACECRAFT DESIGN ENTRY FEE
+ AWARD X1 TICKET
65
  • healing discounted
SPACECRAFT DESIGN ENTRY FEE
+ AWARD X3 TICKETS
90
  • healing discounted

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