Culture Window | Cultural Center at an Airport

SAVE Culture Window | Cultural Center at an Airport

Last Submission Date: November 30, 2021

Last Registration Date: November 29, 2021

Language: English

Country: Mexico, Mexico

Prizes: 24000 USD

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

The Design brief for “Culture Window” is to design a cultural Center on airport grounds that offer a brief look into the various sociocultural aspects of the city.

The story of any culture cannot be surmised in its entirety in any form. But a synecdoche of sorts can be created to give a glimpse of the highlights of the history that makes its journey unique.

To attract visitors while representing the context appropriately, the massing needs to go hand in hand with the local elements used in the design. The site is on airport grounds, so the facility must be independent and cause no obstruction to function around it. Crowd management and safety measures are to be employed in access layout.

The facility’s aim is to focus on providing the global travellers an experience of the local culture and diversity of the region. The spatial organisation must navigate the visitor through a narrative of the local history. Every aspect of design, the ambiance, material palette, and form, can be used to depict local culture.

OBJECTIVES

  • Concept– the cultural representation must be subtle, clean, and apt. The theme of connecting the city to the entire world must be reflected through design.
  • Context– design with respect to the site conditions and local context, materials, and culture
  • Landmark– Abstracted and alluring massing to attract visitors.
  • Engage– the social activity spaces must encourage people to take an interest in
  • Responsive– the design must be respectful of the prevailing site values and traditions

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
The team limit for this competition is 4 members maximum per team.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021
Winner Announcement: January 27, 2021

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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