[DUBAI] Architecture School Tower in Dubai Competition 2013
Dubai is the largest city and the main port of the United Arab Emirates (before the federal capital Abu Dhabi). Located on the Persian Gulf, is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, and has over one million inhabitants.
The city has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city standing tall as a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region as a whole.
An Architect is a person trained and licensed to plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings. The educational requirements generally consist of a degree in architecture from a university where both the process and product of planning, designing and construction will be teach.
The formal study of architecture in academic institutions played a pivotal role in the development of the profession as a whole, serving as a focal point for advances in architectural technology and theory.
AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design an Architecture School Tower in Dubai that offers an alternative environment for studying and training to become an Architect within this global city. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale which integrates function, structure, detail, etc..
_Increase research for design of “vertical” education environments or structures.
_Generate discussion and ideas about educational buildings together with the employment of sustainable design consideration.
_Offer students an opportunity to experience the best education through the use of the most functional pedagogical tool of which this tower will form an integral part.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.
This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Architecture School Tower to be built.
_Competition Officially Announced – 06th November 2013
_Start of Competition and Early Bird Registration – 08th November to 20th December 2013
_Standard Registration – 21st December 2013 to 21st February 2014
_Deadline for Questions – 31st January 2014
_Closing Date for Submissions – 24th February 2014
_Jury Evaluation – 28th February – 08th March 2014
_Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.ac-ca.org – 11th March 2014
Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 GMT (London).
Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 08th November to 20th December 2013 Current
Standard Registration: US$ 120 from 21st December 2013 to 21st February 2014
Entrants may register by filling the form and submitting with payment by Debit/Credit card through a secure gateway.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500 (THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700 (ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800 (EIGHT HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
There will also be 7 honorable mentions
1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize will be published in following magazines as well as on the [AC-CA]™ website:
• aMush Magazine (Maroc)
• wettbewerbe-aktuell Magazine (Germany)
• Concept Magazine (Korea)
• aROOTS Magazine (France)
• Monitor International Magazine (Germany, France, Russia)
• ASK Magazine (Egypt)
• Future Arquitecturas Architecture Magazine (USA & China)
• Positive Art Magazine (Italy, Germany, Uk)