Foregather | Design Community Center

SAVE Foregather | Design Community Center

Last Submission Date: January 25, 2022

Last Registration Date: January 24, 2022

Language: English

Country: Lautoka, Fiji

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Brief: The aim of the “Foregather” challenge is to design a community center, where this place will be used as a workshop to practice, learn and teach the arts and crafts of their own land.

Overall in such places, the creation of crafts is solely a major source of income for the people that reside there.

How can we create a different connection be which won’t just offer the tourist a space to experience but also that empower the artisans and craftsmen?

What architectural intervention will help in creating a space that will transcend the perception held towards arts and crafts?

Space is also supposed to act as a gathering space where they are learning, teaching, and creating monetizable arts and crafts together.

OBJECTIVE

  • Multi-functional: The spaces of the design must be flexible and adaptable to multiple functions and public events.
  • Aesthetics: Locally available materials and techniques must be used to create a landmark structure for the community.
  • Balance: The aesthetics and functionality must be balanced to create an efficient design.
  • Harmony: The design must establish some harmony or connection with the surroundings while having outstanding features.
  • Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2022
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2022
Winner Announcement: March 24, 2022

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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