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Breil-Malville, Nantes 5. Moussavi still remains somehow critical of the competition process. This point being made, what do competitions bring concretely to society as a whole? Anna Martin Maas. Considering a less glamorous Canadian context of national and international competitions, Chodikoff, former chief editor of Canadian Architect, now executive director of Architecture Canada, discusses: As experienced as Hoffmann-Kuhnt in the field of competition archiving and publishing, Collyer provides precious views on competitions both in the USA and in the world, which need to be considered carefully. Berlin-Tegel Airport, Berlin 5.
Daniel Madryga, Editorial Assistant Carol Eberhard Johnson, Art Director Alan Brake. Michael Dulin. Anna Martin Maas. Barbara Dorf.
Emily Samsonow Univ. Olha Romaniuk Univ. Marguerite Hodge Univ. William Morgan, Providence, RI. Olha Romaniuk, Singapore. David Theodore, Montreal, Quebec. William Richards, Washington, DC. New Public Space for Melbourne. The Rise in the City Housing Competition in the African country of Lesotho presented many similarities with student competitions that have occurred over the past decades, the main link being the presence of mentors as advisers to the team s who were designing the entries.
One of the most famous examples of this was the winning design for the Vietnam Memorial Competition by Maya Lin, who was enrolled at the time in a studio course at Yale University. In that case it was also a case of students competing against professionals. Read more…. The four finalists, picked from a list of 17 firms, also included three household names: Published in: Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Tawfiq Oulhaci. Show More. No Downloads.
Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. You just clipped your first slide! We could say that competitions are to everyday architecture what competitive sport is to everyday fitness training.
Competitive sports break existing human boundaries and set records for bodily capacities. Similarly, architectural competitions are invitations to make conceptual leaps and to open new frames, speeds and scales through which we perceive space and time. The competition: This book comprises a series of 22 case studies from renowned experts and new scholars in the field of architecture competition research.
In , it constitutes the most comprehensive survey of the dynamics behind the definition, organizing, judging, archiving and publishing of architectural, landscape and urban design competitions in the world.
These richly documented contributions revolve around a few questions that can be summarized in a two-fold critical interrogation: Shigematsu stated that it is necessary to regularly question whether the competition becomes an abuse of power, more than a form of transparency.
Moussavi still remains somehow critical of the competition process.
Although most designers will always remain ambivalent with regards to the question of competitions, it appears that they often also agree on the virtues of a principle of emulation offering a terrain for exploration and renewal much needed by all agencies on a regular basis, if only to stimulate team work.
This point being made, what do competitions bring concretely to society as a whole? The hypothesis behind this collective book says. In some ways, competition projects function like utopias. Even the history of this competitive practice still needs to be written properly. All these standpoints remain partial views. More specifically, projects for architectural programs have been designed through a total of drawings and 12 models [Fig.
Projects spanned the spectrum from realistic to utopian but all were revolutionary: Interestingly, these projects were submitted to not just one jury, as is the practice nowadays, but to two grand juries.
Extraordinarily, such a judgement process was set against the backdrop of a globalizing aesthetics of fine arts, where the same jury assumed the coherence of the politics: Highlighting the unusual character of these numbers, Szambien ironically adds: Typical view of the Dome built by Filipo Bruneleschi after he won the historical structural design competition against Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Photo Marcus Obal Like many revolutionary changes, the recourse to competitions had been brewing for some time. Monument of Freedom, Weight and Measures. A figure of Freedom, brandishing a downwards-pointing spear, coming out of a Bastille.
Circa Anonymous author. Therefore, on the one hand artists should not be able to plot, and on the other, the ignoramuses must not be able to choose: Often regarded as the ultimate clash of neoclassicism and modern architecture, this regrettable competition falls under the category of historical errors in terms of a theory of architectural judgment, and even more so because this competition called for the design of a building symbolizing the union of all people after the First World War.
Furthermore, because the jury was unable to realize a true convergence of ethics and aesthetics, it also resolutely overlooked the modern projects of Le Corbusier, Hannes Meyer and even Richard Neutra. This competition was supposed to demonstrate exemplary global democracy, in keeping with the mission of the League of Nations predecessor to the United Nations. Despite the fact that the jury was mainly composed of architects, it demonstrated both ignorance and conspiracy.
It took forty years for the Swiss Society of Architects and Engineers to. At the dawn of the s, another important competition in Geneva for a similarly great organization, the World Health Organization ended with the first prize being awarded to another Swiss architect, the first of an important architectural lineage: Jean Tschumi. Six scholars on the problematic of judging architectural quality In all fields of environmental design, judging has a long disciplinary tradition. There is hardly any design that is not complemented by a judging process, be it in schools, in professional offices, or even in this peculiar judging machine called the architectural competition.
In fact, judgment in design cannot be easily separated from design itself. Although common in the everyday practice, judgement has been little theorized. When asked to give a theoretical model of judgement, one might quickly fall short of diagrams. Six scholars have been asked to reflect on the problematic of judging architectural quality through competitions.
Noting that our risk society imposes its own rules and an increasing power of expertise over creative enterprises, and drawing cases from the Canadian context, Cucuzzella considers current environmental injunctions and questions the role of norms and certifications on the redefinition of quality as it obviously impacts the judgement process itself. She identifies two conflicting poles following a series of Canadian cases: He concludes in identifying three processes of translation and transformation and suggests that it is the honourable mention that: Here the competition is not so much understood as a judgement process as it is read as a generator of doctrines and principles that need to be further theorised by scholarly research [Fig.
Finally, for American design strategist, competitions organizer and architecture critic Sirefman, competitions do not exist in cultural vacuums: Is there a new definition of international competitions in a multipolar world differing from the bipolar one of post World War II as exemplified by the.
Eight scholars have been asked to reflect on international competitions. Analyzing the situation in Switzerland, Van Wezemael and Silberberger emphasize the necessity to question the actual international opening of the already well-established Helvetic competition culture. In their analysis of three case studies from the Belgian regions of Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders, Vanderburgh and Menon question the capacity of international competitions to tackle local issues.
France remains the country in which the greatest number of competitions has been organized in the last decades and where research on competitions is still rather weak. The Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden have long used architectural competitions in order to harmonize advanced social and cultural principles with the organizational forms of residential care homes. Andersson, an expert on competitions in this region, has surveyed 77 competitions organized between and for residential care homes.
He concludes that a competition is never a guarantee of successful projects, since there is always the danger of counterproductive tensions between sociopolitical ideas and international findings on architectural devices for ageing well.
Greece is perhaps the country in which the history of competitions comprises the oldest examples and, at times, the most paradoxical ones. Chupin reflects on more than two decades of international competitions and identifies a series of four political reasons for opening a competition at the international level. On some instances, concludes Chupin: It is a complex and scarcely researched phenomenon, since a project can have one of several outcomes: However, unbuilt architecture can sometimes be as influential as built projects.
Farshid Moussavi summarizes this phenomenon with convergent historical examples: But his depiction of a glacial skyscraper contained the unprecedented idea that a steel skeleton could free the exterior walls. His vision of a glass curtain wall has gone on to inspire legions of architects all over the world. The space-time section invented by OMA for this project inspired the work of countless other architects. The experts gathered in this section all reflect on both the epistemological and methodological conditions of knowledge production through competitions: Looking at competitions through the lens of a theory of experimentation, he proposes a clarification of the multiple forms of experimentation in and outside design thinking artistic, scientific… architectural.
As he puts it, after an examination of the famous Parc de la Villette competitions of and Chupin concludes with an appeal to develop and connect multiple libraries of competition projects, at an international level, as a form of recognition of the inherent value of the numerous instances of unbuilt architecture, which should be seen as a true reservoir of knowledge and ideas.
The team led by Strebel presents an ambitious prototype for a Swiss competition database named Konkurado and the multiple issues related to the various stakeholders. Building cancelled. Finally, for Sobreira, operating in the Brazilian context, the so-called digital revolution has a real impact on the promotion, diffusion and judgement of architectural competitions. Are competitions true vehicles for the critical debate on architectural quality in an international landscape of media? While recognizing that a large portion of the media is primarily interested in completed projects, he advocates that competitions ought to be recognized in a more significant way, as impetus for German building culture: An important question remains as to what the future holds for architecture in the digital age, and how we can bring architectural quality closer to the public.
One possibility is that those of us in the media can stimulate the debate about architectural quality with ongoing suitable online and print publications. On the other hand, one has to show tenders and clients that competitions lead to the best solution for their building projects, and that they may also contribute to positive public relations. As experienced as Hoffmann-Kuhnt in the field of competition archiving and publishing, Collyer provides precious views on competitions both in the USA and in the world, which need to be considered carefully.
Founder of Competitions magazine, Collyer evaluates the role of architecture competitions both in the age of globalization and in the age of information technologies.
He concludes. Photo C. Special issue on competitions, , April Analyzing the selection process and encouraging those involved discussing their priorities when ranking the entries is certainly beneficial for the profession and adds to an ongoing dialogue about design.
As Caille concludes: Considering a less glamorous Canadian context of national and international competitions, Chodikoff, former chief editor of Canadian Architect, now executive director of Architecture Canada, discusses: The critical significance of carefully structuring a design competition so that the desired outcome can best represent the goals of the client while ensuring the highest calibre of design excellence possible.
Reviewing closely a series of case studies of French competitions and their winners, he critically wonders if national prizes should not be considered effectively as governmental devices: Design competitions and their multiple outcomes outside the realms of building industries Why should all the projects of a design competition be disseminated? The question remains an important one when considering the current state of architectural practices and publications, as architects are often reluctant to disseminate architecture at the design stage and, oddly enough, the competition phenomenon is always threatened by its spectacular nature.
There is a tendency to display and recognize only winning projects, with a limited run for public exhibitions that in no way give all submitted projects any long-term visibility. In our era of communication agents, most public organizers seem to be more and more concerned with controlling the message.
It brings the question of the valorizing of architecture as project: At the same time, as many designers often recognize, ideas and concepts are meant to travel, as do built and unbuilt projects. From this point of view, both built and unbuilt projects have equal value within the production of culture, quality and knowledge.
The study of design competitions in the fields of architectural, urban and landscape design therefore reveals not only the paradoxical tensions underlying these disciplines of the built environment. It also reveals some of the ways projects participate in the structuring of culture: However numerous the studies and inquiries gathered in the present book, there is still too little research done on the competition phenomenon, in stark contrast to the plethora of richly illustrated monographs.
This might explain in part why, in recent years, teams on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are using the competition as a field of.
Photo JPC Indeed, as we have attempted to demonstrate through this survey, more and more researchers have decided to devote themselves to the study of competitions. Be they in Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Canada, Germany, the USA, Finland, Brazil, Switzerland or the Netherlands, they study whether the competition is an effective manager of architectural quality and an efficient and reliable instrument of policy procurement.
Adamczyk here reflects on the theme of architectural representation to show how competition studies allow for a transcultural and transhistorical approach of disciplinary issues and indeed a renewal of knowledge in the fields of environmental design. Quality, culture, and knowledge: Beyond this longitudinal section, the constitution of competition databases, ideally compatible and interconnected, appears to be the next step for this research field to prove its relevance.
This web of databases should be meant to transform the understanding of the multiple roles of competitions and projects for both the profession and the discipline. If the competition situation promotes research and experimentation, our hypothesis is that the qualitative judgment procedure at the heart of it will continue to contribute to the building of meaningful public spaces [Fig.
Like any true world heritage, the archival and sharing of competition projects will then nourish the debates with the values and orientations of our societies, and lead to the intensification of reflexive practices and cultural mediations within future architectural, urban and landscape design projects. In other words, through competitions, one can see the edification of our future heritage.
Moussavi, F. Farshid Moussavi on Competitions: Joris Van Wezemael, Ph. Silberberger, Ph. Cover Shaded Relief Map of Switzerland. In Switzerland, the competition was both the midwife and the baby of an emerging national construction market, a consolidating architectural scene, an emerging architectural style and a distinct character of the architect that has become associated with a Swiss identity. Then we discuss the contemporary situation and state that, with regard to internationality, the competition tends to be viewed primordially in its role as a procurement instrument that is bound to WTO regulations.
David Vanderburgh, Ph. The way in which the majority of architectural competitions are conducted in Belgium is far from homogeneous, since each of the numerous public authorities is free to define its own procedures. In this paper we seek to better understand how architectural competitions are conducted in Belgium. Three case studies at different scales, each coming from one of the three Belgian regions — Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders — are studied.
Each competition is presented via a specific facet: Some considerations on the relationships between architectural competitions and the practice of architecture, emphasizing the representational context in which projects are carried out, will be discussed.
Pieter Bruegel, Oil-on-panel x cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Directmedia Publishing.
Or, the glazed ceiling of the interior courtyard at the Galeries Lafayettes in Berlin, designed by architect Jean Nouvel in Photograph by Jonas E Andersson. Jonas E Andersson, Ph. In the context of an ageing world, theories on welfare regimes as well as their influence on architecture for ageing come of relevance.
The key mechanism in these theories is the perceived level of decommodification in society, i. One concrete social measure is special accommodations for dependent and frail older people, here termed residential care homes RCH. Decommodification is supposedly most developed in welfare regimes originating from social democratic values, similar to Nordic countries, like Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
During the 20th century, these countries have used architectural competitions in order to harmonize socio-political ideals with the architectural realization of RCHs.
The present study explores the organizational forms of 77 architectural competitions that were organized in these countries during the period A sub-sample of 9 competition programmes, three from each country, were analyzed concerning the presence of welfare goals and other prerequisites for the design task in the programming brief.
The sample was assembled through key word searches in open and restricted databases. Based on the full sample, restricted competitions appeared as the most used form for RCH competitions. The sub-sample suggested that language and ideological capital, originating from the realization of the Nordic welfare state, adds an additional restriction.
Hence, the overall conclusion suggests that that existing socio-political ideals for architecture for the dependent and frail aging process tends to block the integration of international findings on universal space for ageing well.
Cover The arrival of the first sculpture with protests red panel at the door of the site. Courtesy of Nikos Daniilidis, photographer. Sofia Paisiou, Ph.
Architectural competitions, despite their international appeal and reputation, emerge from the local conditions of diverse construction scenes. However, the architectural competition may be thought of as an organizational platform derived from local issues and constraints, which framed the urban projects conforming to international regulations and economic rules.
International rules and agreements influence the local and global construction scene and provide new regulations for the diverse types of procedures such as tendering, design contest, and parallel studies.
We conclude that the internationalization of design, construction services, and construction markets has multiple affects on the appropriateness of competitions.
These affects can be thought of as a network of interrelated reactions and work in multiple levels. These transformations may actually strengthen the competition as an institution and make it flexible to respond to an evolving international landscape. Political Reasons in a Multipolar World Through a research program conducted in and at the University of Montreal Research Chair on Competitions and Contemporary Practices in Architecture, we have attempted to deconstruct some contradictory perceptions related to international competitions.
Indeed, in the Canadian context, as can be verified by consulting our on-going database project the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, http: Historically, this seems to correspond to the adoption of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act in How are we to interpret this apparent correlation between national and international politics in the organisation of competitions?
Combining comparative and hermeneutical analysis of official and media discourses we have identified four categories of international competitions distinguishing figures and intentions related to ideas competitions and project competitions, cultural building and their relationship to national and provincial politics.
Amongst these various polarities, remains the search for architectural identity in the complexity of our postmodern cultures. Numbers refer to chapters.