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  • HR-10000 Zagreb
  • 28.10.2011
  • Tender
  • (ID 2-85276)

THINK SPACE - Moral Borders


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  • Project data

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    Deadline 28.10.2011 Deadline
    Procedure Open competition (for students as well)
    Occupational groups Architects, Designers, Students (general), Design students, Studenten der Stadtplanung, Environmental planners, Urban planners, Universities, Colleges, Urbanists, Visualizers
    Category new and/or small offices: yes
    Type of service Architectural design
    Access area weltweit
    Language English
    Prize money / Remuneration 1.000 EUR inkl. USt.
    Fees 35.00 EUR
    Juror Hrvoje Njiric
    Assignment
    Think Space Programme Team
    Drustvo arhitekata Zagreba (DAZ)
    Zagreb Society of Architects
    Trg bana Jelacica 3/I
    HR - 10 000 Zagreb
    Croatia
    tel. +38514816151 ; fax. +38514816197
    e-mail: MjE4V1xUXS5iVldcWRthXk9RUxxdYFU=
    www.think-space.org

    Zagreb Society of Architects - ZSA
    Think Space Programme
    17 September 2011

    Moral Borders just opened

    Imperfect Duty: Affordable utopias

    The fourth international architectural competition within Think Space programme
    Brief devised by Mr. Hrvoje Njiric


    The Zagreb Society of Architects is launching the fourth and the last competition for this year's Think Space cycle - Moral Borders. For this year’s annual cycle, the main theme connecting all four competitions is Borders

    Devised by Hrvoje Njirić, founder of Zagreb based njiric+ arhitekti, the architectural studio of international fame and visiting professor at architectural schools worldwide, Moral borders competition challenges contestants to radically examine the present day conditions by going beyond the stereotypes, patterns and typologies that have proven their inoperability, while exercising their own imperfect duties of civic agents in search of morally diverse frameworks of affordable utopias.

    The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.
    Noel Coward, English playwright (1899-1973)

    The escalation of the market economy in the recent decades has resulted with a complete exclusion of architects as credible civic agents. „The Faustian bargain“, as Koolhaas puts it, accepted widely by the architects themselves, has promoted them into the members of the star-system and their work has gained the media presence indeed, but it's creators became more and more eliminated from the decision-making and their public role significantly diminished.

    If we want to think about architecture as the social project today, it requires some support, more than ever. If we tend to believe it is possible to reinstall it, there are some questions to be answered. How to recreate any form of idealism as a necessary prerequisite, even if it is provisional, simulated or temporary? What forces can we mobilize to improve the weak impact on the public sector? How to regain the trust of the society? How to treat vague moral borders of our discipline? And finally, how to articulate the first utopias of the 21st century and how plausible can they be?
    Hrvoje Njiric

    Submission deadline for Moral Borders is
    28 October 2011 (Fri), 12:00, CET - Central European Time.

    There is an early participation fee of 220 HRK / 30 EUR until 4 October 2011.
    From 5 to 28 October 2011 participation fee will be 330 HRK / 45 EUR.

    Prizes
    1. prize: 1000 EUR
    2. prize: 700 EUR
    3. prize: 350 EUR

    All winners will be granted with ORIS pack:
    Annual subscription to ORIS Magazine - for Culture and Architecture
    Free Admission to Days of ORIS
    International Architectural Symposium
    Last weekend of October 2011 in Zagreb
    Participant’s Kit includes all the necessary information about this particular contest.

    All the entries form the previous competition Ecological Borders have been published in our gallery. Please take a look at award winning works, and read the juror's comments!
    We look forward to your submissions!
    Project address HR-10000 Zagreb

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