Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit

API received 103 architectural and engineering submissions from 30 different countries and territories for the Mobile Media-Centric Habitation and Work Unit competition.  Out of these submissions, the jury found that there was no single submission which covered all the points within the call for proposals which asked 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 jury did, however, find three proposals from diverse perspectives to build upon and decided to award three equal prizes, but no first prize. The three selected designs were submitted by:

Richard Carbonnier, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet – Nunavut, Canada)
Giuseppe Mecca, Florence (Italy)
Catherine Rannou, Plouezoc’h (France)

The three award-winning designs as well as additional entries from the competition will be included in the first of four API publications (API CAHIERS), which is to be devoted to architecture. API Cahier #1: Architecture, edited by Andreas Müller, will be published in Winter 2009. The winning selections and other projects that the jury selected, will also be included in the exhibition ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE – THIRD CULTURE which will take place from June – October 2010 in the framework of European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 as well as the international media-art conference ISEA2010 RUHR.