Last days to partecipate at Brutalist Facelift

The architecture vision competition by Homemade Dessert

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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COMPETITION _ Last days to partecipate at the architecture vision competition "Brutalist Facelift" organized by Homemade Dessert, strictly connected to the ongoing architecture vision competition "Ghost Town Challenge".

This time, instead of asking for the introduction of a new element within Karosta's urban scape, Homemade Dessert looks for particular way to restore the lost vitality of the “brutalist” apartment buildings, by acting directly upon them.

"Their powerful urban presence is evident, although their bad physical conditions are requiring an urgent answer. One could reinvent them or highlight them in a subtle way. This is your choice. We would like you to figure out a clever method to change their image and to redefine their future, by means of inexpensive materials, color introduction or simple but effective conceptual approaches. What could really uplift this place and these buildings? What can be made to turn this place around? Are you subtle or radical? Give us your insight!" said the promoter of the contest

All kinds of presentation tools are allowed: 3d graphics, hand drawings, paintings, collages or others; you are required to upload one A3 presentation board (landscape) with perspective and two elevations. 

This is a vision competition that should be treated as an academic  exercise. None of the organising parties have any commitments to proceed with renovation.

Homemade dessert will award the winners with US$ 2500 for the  1st prize, US$ 1000 for the 2nd prize and US$ 500 fo the  3rd prize.

Proposals must be submitted by 15 December 2013 (Registration by 28 November 2013)

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