Balancing Pavilion international competition

In jury the French architect Odile Decq

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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COMPETITION _ In the framework of New Culture Festival Art-Ovrag 2013. Garden City in Vyksa (Russia), the International Cultural Project Art-Residence has launched the architectural international competition “Balancing Pavilion”

The competition is open for architects, artists, designers, engineers, interdisciplinary groups, students of according institutions.

The contest is directed on improvement and reviving the city space, integration of architectural objects which form the base for interaction, as well as exhibiting and discussion of the works of art. The competition is aimed at development of principles of adaptive design under conditions of quickly developing city.

BALANCING PAVILION should be a possibly mobile object which has one or several points of support, which can be installed in different locations throughout the city. This object can stand on the ground, but not on the base or the ribbon foundation.

The function of the object is a pavilion for exhibitions of contemporary art and holding the workshops. It has to be possible to use throughout the year, with period of service no less than 5 years. 

The winners will be awarded with a 1st prize of 1500 € with consequent realization of the project according with the competition conditions. 30 best projects will be presented on the exhibitions in Vyksa city, Volga department of NCCA (Nizhny Novgorod) and State Museum of architecture named after Schusev, Moscow.

Registration deadline is 22nd March 2013 and the projects must be submitted by  March 30th

The jury is composed, among the others, by Odile Decq – architect, winner of the “Golden Lion” in 1996, Dmitry Alexeev – architect, artist, founder and director of architectural bureau SSSR and curator of «Art-Ovrag» festival, Evgeny Asse – architect, artist, founder and rector of architectural school MARCH, Daniel Dendra – architect and urbanist, founder of anOtherArchitect, Berlin and Lorenzo Fernandez-Ordonez – architect, professor at the Higher School of art and architecture of European university (Madrid).

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