The intention of this design competition is primarily to provide students of architecture in Canada with a unique opportunity: to enter into a design process that brings together, of necessity, concept and reality. It is important for students of architecture to grasp the fact that structural design lies not just in the realm of the engineer, but can be a means for architects of arriving at a meaningful realization of architectural ideas.
To that end, this competition calls upon students to conceptualize, and realize in detail, a structure of simple program that explores the meaning of recycle. The exploration will, of course, include issues related to program and site, but the emphasis in this competition is upon the architectural exploration through form and material, on the essential relationship between architecture and structure.
This competition is open to all full-time students registered in an accredited program of architecture in Canada. Students may work individually or in teams. Entries that include students in Engineering are encouraged. Each entry must have at least one faculty sponsor from the architecture program.
September 15, 2014 Competition announced
May 22, 2015 Deadline for receipt of entries
June 30, 2015 Announcement of winners and publication of winning entries
September 25, 2015 Award of Excellence presented at the CISC Annual Conference in San Francisco and exhibition of the winning entries
October 2015 Touring exhibition of top ten entries
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