Last Submission Date: November 26, 2021
Last Registration Date: November 25, 2021
Prizes: 1st Prize – Monetary, 2nd and 3rd Prize – resources
Type: Open Competition, Student CompetitionMore Specs
The competition “FlexiPod” aimed to consider the positive impact of choosing to build temporary mobile structures which have the lightest possible impact on the land and can have multiple uses, rather than permanent structures which will one day be knocked down and create more harmful waste.
Throughout the current global circumstances, we at Arts and Creatives have experienced first-hand the challenges that architecture students and graduates are facing in maintaining design motivation and securing roles in the industry. This is why we want to launch a competition solely for young architects and architecture students which aims to enhance skills raise awareness of topical design issues and prepare for the next step in the architectural journey.
In response to our current need for more localized travel, the competition challenge is to design a flat-pack traveling ‘pod’ no larger than 20sqm that can fit into a 1m x 3m bike trailer when disassembled. Participants are encouraged to express their personalities through their choice of program, the pod could cater for any activity that you would want to pack up and take with you when traveling, could it be painting on a mountainside or playing chess at a local reservoir? The choice of site for the pod can be anywhere you enjoy being, as long as it’s within cycling distance to you!
A suggested list of conscious, sustainable building materials is provided for participants to choose from, including straw panels, woven willow panels, and scaffold poles, however, the materials can be adapted to suit the country that the pod is based in.
The purpose of the competition is to consider the positive impact of choosing to build temporary mobile structures which have the lightest possible impact on the land and can have multiple uses, rather than permanent structures which will one day be knocked down and create more harmful waste. We also encourage participants to think with a circular economy mindset when choosing materials and methods of construction to use. The submission is in the format of one A3 presentation board including the overall design and details of each material chosen.
For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.
Architecture students and young architects
The submission date is 26th November at 11:59 pm (GMT). Submission opens on 1st November at 11:00 am
Arts And Creatives Designs Ltd is a collection of freelance architects and designers, who bring creative ideas, great design, planning, construction knowledge, and technical experience to all of our work. We offer a complete service for all design stages to the finished building on site, and also participate in lots of competitions!Read More: Architecture Competitions | Student Competition