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Bee Breeders is calling for submissions for Construction Container Facelift competition

Latvia Architecture News - May 12, 2017 - 15:53   13977 views

Bee Breeders is calling for submissions for Construction Container Facelift competition

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions is calling for submission for an inventive solution to the eyesore these containers represent. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers teamed up with VUDIS modular unit manufacturer, tasking participants with presenting creative solutions to the problem these containers represent. 

"Entrants are challenged with turning a negative situation into a positive one, by making the containers a benefit to the city both visually and functionally. As cities expand and construction continues, citizens have grown to accept the eyesore that accompanies it. Construction containers are often sighted blocking city views and crowding construction locations. We don’t think that the inhabitants of cities need to compromise their cityscapes with construction containers just in the name of progress," stated the competition.

The Construction Container Facelift competition, in partnership with VUDIS Modular Unit Manufacturer, is calling on designers to find creative solutions to tackle this global problem at its core. Participants are tasked with neutralising the negative visual impact of the construction containers on cityscapes by tapping into the containers’ surfaces as an unclaimed resource for enhancing the city. Turning a negative into a positive and improving the city visually and perhaps even functionally.

This is an open architecture ideas competition, welcoming submissions and participants from all countries and all levels of experience. The brief is flexible, allowing for projects that offer purely aesthetic solutions and those that propose a revolution of the entire construction process, with the containers being replaced with alternative and more sustainable options that have less of an impact on the cityscape.

The official competition partner VUDIS Modular Unit Manufacturer will be involved throughout the jury process and will consider all winning designs and honourable mentions for production.

Eligibility: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

Language: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English. 

Prize:

Total prize includes $6,000 + production 

1st prize: US $3,000 / Publications, Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize: US $1,500 / Publications, Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize: US $500 / Publications, Certificate of Achievement

BB Student Award: US $500  (more details here) / Publications, Certificate of Achievement

BB Green Award: US $500  (more details here) / Publications, Certificate of Achievement

The competition will select 6 Honorable Mentions

VUDIS Modular Unit Manufacturer will consider all winning designs and honourable mentions for production. Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

You can see Bee Breeders Jury Panel here.

Key dates for the competition:

Closing date for registration: 6 October, 2017

Closing date for project submission: 3 November, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: 7 December, 2017

Competition brief, photographs and 2D - 3D images of the site can be downloaded from the competition website. Contact Bee Breeders to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. 

Send Bee Breeders request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

World Architecture Community is media partner for Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions. 

Top image courtesy of Bee Breeders

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