Thanks to all who submitted to DAF 2012! YOu can view the winners here.
Submission for the student competition has passed, but we still would love to see your projects! If you would like us to consider including your project in future publications, including our upcoming book please submit it through the link:
This competition asks you to illustrate how the life of your building will unfold through time – over an hour, day, year, decade, or perhaps a century. Your submission should demonstrate the integration of time in your design proposal by highlighting how it will accommodate the different types of change described in the competition brief.
We seek innovative design proposals that challenge existing orthodoxies about adaptability in the built environment. The awards comprise of cash prizes (1st prize UK £1,500, 2nd Prize £1000, 3rd prize £500); publication of the top entries in the upcoming Adaptable Futures book and an opportunity to present at our autumn conference in London. Outstanding submissions will also be published here on the Adaptable Futures website.
The site can be anywhere – thus you are encouraged to ‘adapt’ your studio project to this competition – but the submission must meet the three criteria described in the brief. Entries can be at a building or neighbourhood scale, but should explain how your design (whether spatially, structurally or in terms of building services) responds to the brief. Submissions will be accepted in two formats – A0 boards (maximum 2) and/ or a film (maximum 3 minutes). Entrants may choose to submit one or both – all submissions should be digital.
This year‘s student-orientated competition builds upon the success of last year’s Adaptable Futures practice-orientated design competition and is open to students at all levels of study and from any design discipline. Winners from last year’s competition include Ash Sakula Architects w/ Igloo Regeneration, Buro Happold and Vankunsten.
Additional information about the competition based on queries can be found:
Type: Open Ideas competition
Competition launch: March 1st
Registration deadline: June 10th
Submission Deadline: June 10th
Open to: Current students (at all levels) or recent graduates from Winter 2011/ Spring 2012.
Entry Fee: None
Awards: Cash prizes of 1st prize UK £1,500, 2nd Prize £1000, 3rd prize £500, publication of the top entries in the upcoming Adaptable Futures book and an opportunity to present the work at our autumn conference in London. Outstanding submissions will also be published on the AF website.
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Charles Holland, Director, FAT architecture
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David Rowley, Director, Nightingale Associates
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