Competition Description: http://www.CompetingArchitecture.com is holding a competition to help the people of Haiti who have lost their homes. We would like you to design a temporary structure that can be built for under $400 and assembled with basic construction skills. The structure should be able to protect 4 adults from the elements, support itself on unknown and possibly uneven terrain, provide secure storage, and provide privacy. Please design your structures out of readily available materials; also include a plan for adaptive reuse. How can your structure turn into something that will be useful in the future as its inhabitants start to rebuild their lives? This completion is for designs only the construction and distribution of these structures are not part of the scope.
Submission requirement: Email images of the structure completely assembled, descriptions of the spaces, and diagrams of the structure’s uses. Please include assembly diagrams, a budget breakdown, and adaptive reuse descriptions. Send all documents to email@example.com. Images of any types of drawings and/or models are acceptable. Please include your name and the name of your structure.
Submission Fee: $20
Competition Due Date: Submissions are due February 28, 2010, by 11:59pm EST. Email images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep file size reasonable.
Competition Judging: Judging will be open to the public through http://www.competingarchitecture.com by emailed vote. Judging will end March 5, 2010, at 5:00pm EST. We will also have guest judges post comments on the submissions while they are being judged by the public.
Competition Prize:To be determined after all submissions are received. The winner will be announced on http://www.competingarchitecture.com and publicized as the designer of the competition-winning structure and will be awarded a cash prize. The amount of the prize will be determined after all submissions are received