Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit Competition

Sponsor: HMKV (Germany). Projekt Atol (Slovenia), The Arts Catalyst (UK), LORNA (Iceland). CTASC (Canada)

Type: open

Eligibility: architects, designers, artists, students and engineerng teams

1st Prize – 5,000 EUR
2nd Prize – 2.500 EUR
3rd Prize – 1,500 EUR

1 August 2009 – submission deadline
1 October 2009 – jury decisions to be published

Jury: to be announced

Design Challenge:
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.
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.

Submission Guidelines:
All submitted entries must include the following:
1.0 A digital file of a single presentation poster formatted for printing at 130cm x 50cm landscape format. The poster should be a minimum of 150 dpi and a maximum of 600 dpi in TIFF CMYK format. The poster should include the following information:
– 3-D renderings or sketches of structure, exterior and interior
– Systems descriptions and plans
– Text descriptions of pertinent concepts
– Any additional drawings, or images to communicate the concept/design
– Completed entry form

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