OPEN ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.  WE RECEIVED OVER 100 SUBMISSIONS FROM OVER 30 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES.

OPEN ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COMPETITION
DEADLINE 23:59:59 UTC, JULY 1, 2009

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First Prize: 5000 EUR
Second Prize: 2500 EUR
Third Prize: 1500 EUR

The ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE INITIATIVE MOBILE MEDIA-CENTRIC HABITATION AND WORK UNIT open architecture design competition is open to the submission of proposals for the design of a mobile media-centric facility, life support habitation and work module with a renewable energy supply, waste recycling, and communications systems. We invite proposals from architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and engineering teams.

The design should be an open source mobile architecture / system / machine capable of functioning in extreme as well as temperate climates and containing mass/industrial and amateur production/manufacturing potential. The unit is to serve as a model for mobile research in extreme cold environments, incorporating high tech solutions while utilizing sustainable resources.

Submitted entries are intended for the competition only. The selection of prizewinners does not guarantee the  intent of API to award a commission for the actual building of the project. However, API does reserve the right to consult and negotiate on the continuation of the development with selected entrants pending the confirmation of the development budgets in 2009 and 2010. If realization is to continue, the first prototype will be tested in the field in the March/April/May 2010 time frame.

All winners and honorable mentions will be published in the API Cahier #2 “Architecture”, to be edited in the Fall/Winter 2009. All winners and honorable mentions will be included in exhibitions and presentations in the framework of European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 as well as the international media-art conference ISEA 2010 RUHR, with additional exhibitions and presentations to be confirmed.

All submissions selected for exhibition and publishing will be notified in advance.

The ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE – THIRD CULTURE project is supported by the European Commission Culture 2007-2013 grant and by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia, the City of Dortmund.  Other funding is pending.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.