|Procedure||Open competition (for students as well)|
|Type of building||Sacred buildings|
|Type of service||Architectural design|
|Prize money / Remuneration||2.000 GBP zzgl. USt.|
|Awarding authority / Client||Combo Competitions, London (GB)|
|Juror||Rami Abou-Khalil, Temmor Ahmad, Catherine Pease|
The Oxford Dictionaries define religion as “The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods”.
Faith is a powerful word, with different meaning to us all. It can provide hope and security, trust and confidence. It helps numerous people through the day, every day. With faith comes conviction. However, with conviction sometimes follows conflict. And conflicts often stem from a lack of understanding. In a perfect world we would all have a mutual acceptance towards each other, regardless of what we know about someone else’s beliefs and opinions. In the meantime, a way to help people embracing a different faith than their own could be to try and educate them.
FAITH! wants to address this by merging two concepts, namely religion and knowledge.
The challenge consists of two parts: to design a place of worship, and a place of information. The idea behind this combination builds on the notion that allowing people of different faiths to come together, and share their thoughts and experiences, could enrich everyone.
|Call for tenders announced||23.04.2014|