“Borders that unite”: contest of creative ideas
On the eve of the Summit of Architects, Urbanists and Designers “ArchEurasia 2020” (October 1-3, Yekaterinburg), the Organizing Committee of the “Eurasian Prize” announces a creative competition for the concept of architectural objects – outdoor furniture, hardcape (fountains, benches, street urns, gazebos, etc.). The theme of the competition is “Borders that unite”.
The definition of “border” is not as straightforward as it seems at first glance: it is not only “border and edge”, but also “end and beginning”, “cut line” and “joint”. And the modern world has completely removed the rigid “border, line”, making multifunctionality the norm. But at the same time, modernity is not yet ready to completely abandon “borders” – after all, it is borders that protect against amorphousness and chaos.
Creation of an object of an architectural landscape, in which the boundaries do not become the limit, but reveal new facets of familiar objects, is not an easy task. And given the new post-pandemic reality, this is also extremely relevant. How to create a bench (chair, table, gazebo, sandbox – any object) that separates and unites at the same time? How can you add unexpected functionality to a familiar object while maintaining a familiar border? The participants of the Competition must answer these questions.
Entries are accepted until September 10. Thirty winners will be announced on September 25th. Their projects will be exhibited at the exhibition within the framework of the International Summit “ArchEurasia”, and the 3 (three) best ideas will be embodied and become objects of urban installations at the central venues of Yekaterinburg in June 2021.
All projects submitted to the Competition will be presented in social networks of the International Competition for Architecture and Design “Eurasian Prize” and at information partners. The project with the most likes will automatically be among the thirty winners.
The collection of entries is held until September 20. Thirty winners will be announced on 25 September.
All projects submitted to the Competition will be presented in social networks of the International Competition for Architecture and Design “Eurasian Prize” and information partners. The project with the highest number of “likes” is automatically among the thirty winners. The projects of the winners will be exhibited during the International Summit of Architects, Urbanists, and Designers “ArchEurasia 2020” (October 1-3, Yekaterinburg). During the Summit, the jury will select 3 best ideas that will be embodied in real MAFs and will become objects of urban installations at the central sites of Yekaterinburg in July 2021.
Finalists will receive diplomas from the organizers.