Monday, November 12, 2012

Participate in Architecture of Necessity 2013!

What can be submitted?
Entries can be buildings or social and city planning projects of all sizes. Submissions have to fall within the scope of the Architecture of Necessity. Entries are accepted from professionally active individuals or legal persons such builders, architectural bureaus, local government, construction firms or other companies. The submitted projects must be dated between 2010 and 2013, but do not have to be realised.

How should the entries be presented?
Entries should be presented on four A3 pages, landscape format, in one PDF document. Maximum file size 20MB. The submitted material must include a short text describing the project in relation to the Architecture of Necessity. The text should be in 12p Helvetica Neue Light and contain no more than 2,800 characters. Site plans, sections, illustrations and photographs should be enclosed.

Every entry must be submitted only once, via email. This email should contain:
Complete contact details of the participant (name, telephone number, mobile phone number, postal address and current email address), as well as the motto of the entry.
The project should be attached to the email as a single PDF document. The motto should be clearly stated in the presentation text.
The presentation itself shall not include name, address, company name, branding or logo. Please submit entries to:

Entries should be submitted to Virserum Art Museum no later than 22 March 2013. Entrants chosen for inclusion in the exhibition will be notified no later than 28 March 2013.
Successful participants are then required to supply high-resolution material as instructed by Virserum Art Museum. A jury will select three to five winners. Winners will be notified within a reasonable time prior to WOOD SUMMIT SMÅLAND, 26 to 27 June 2013, where they will be expected to present their entries.
Taking part in the first selection process is free of charge. Entrants who are chosen for the exhibition will be required to pay a €250 service charge per chosen project, payable to Virserum Art Museum no later than 15 April 2013. The service charge will cover the costs for pictures, texts and so forth for the exhibition which lasts from 5 May to 8 December 2013 as part of WOOD 2013. The exhibition will also be presented in digital newsletters worldwide. The Architecture of Necessity currently has 35 international media partners. The chosen projects will be presented in a supplement to Sweden's biggest broadsheet paper, Dagens Nyheter, during May with a circulation of 450,000. Images and texts on the participating projects will be presented in a bilingual book made in conjunction with the exhibition. The participants will get a copy of the book.

The winners will be announced during WOOD SUMMIT SMÅLAND, 26 to 27 June 2013. Entrants whose projects are chosen for presentation at the summit will be reimbursed with SEK10,000, travel expenses to Virserum and WOOD SUMMIT SMÅLAND, as well as one night's accommodation for one person.

Jury and exhibition
An international jury will be responsible for the selection of entries and the winners. The jury will be led by Claes Caldenby, professor of architectural theory and history at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. The other members are:
Mohamed El Sioufi (KEN), architect from the University of Michigan School of Architecture. El Sioufi is currently the Coordinator for Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch and Global Housing Strategy to the Year 2025, both at the UN-HABITAT.
Sadie Morgan (GBR), architect from the Royal College of Arts, one of the founders of the award-winning international architecture bureau dRMM. Morgan is an acclaimed guest speaker and competition jury member.
Andreas G Gjertsen/Yashar Hanstad (NOR), founders of Tyin Tegnestue architects, active in places such as Sumatra, Uganda and Norway, where they involve the local population in their projects. Won the Architecture of Necessity 2010 with their Soe Ker Tie House children's orphanage.
Katarina Pelin (SWE), environmental director for the city of Malmö, lawyer, and a member of the Malmö Commission and the Delegation for Sustainable Cities.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Thyberg, Project Secretary, +46 (0) 49 53 15 64,



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