‘If we put the emphasis on the absent we emphasise the structure‘
The cathedral of Antwerp remains unfinished. When they started building it in the 14th century they didn’t take the future in account and soon ran out of finances. They made the building functional but lost one tower.
This absence creates a blank canvas for today. By generating ideas for a new tower, we can put a focus on the cathedral itself. The given fact of an absent element within an existing structure functions as a great generator for ideas.
‘By playing with the idea of the absence, we generate a focus.’
Keeping this in mind, every participant comes up with an idea for the unfinished tower. The competition can be seen as an international brainstorm, which means everybody can join.
The result doesn’t need to be functional, it can be an inflatable tower or a high tech amusement park attraction.
Your entry can be a 3d render, a paper model, a collage, a black marker drawing or anything else you think fits your concept the best.
Below on this page u can find a picture of the Cathedral with the missing tower. Your tower must be placed on this picture, the way how is completely free.
Together with the picture of the Cathedral completed with your ‘new tower’, you should write a short explanation about your concept and submit it on the ‘Submit entry’ page. The downloaded image can not be cropped or resized.