Bee Breeders convoca a participar del Concurso internacional de arquitectura Bangkok Artists Retreat.
La competencia es abierta y podran participar todos los entusiastas de la arquitectura con el objetivo de presentar propuestas de diseño para refuncionalizar un antiguo centro comercial ubicado en Bangkok y reconvertirlo en un edificio para artistas.
El registro al concurso cierra el 24 de febrero de 2016.
Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are asking architecture enthusiasts to repurpose a very special site in Bangkok, the vintage shopping mall called the Nightingale, what was once a thriving shopping destination for both locals and tourists, this iconic building within the heart of the Bangkok old town has long been left to ruin.
In an effort to help restore some of the tourism that Bangkok has lost in recent months -due to a combination of political unrests and violent bombings- we would like to propose a new use for the Nightingale mall, as an artists retreat. Bangkok has long been a haven for artists and creative types to come and work. Thailand’s capital has a unique ambiance along with a very low cost of living that makes it attractive to artists looking for a place to come and be inspired.
The proposed new function of the Nightingale would be to offer artists studios in which they could work, accommodation in the form of a hostel and an exhibition space in which to show their work. Designs for the Bangkok Artists Retreat should be such that it would have the potential to be on the same level as the city’s other cultural icons and landmarks, in addition to improving the quality of neighbourhood as a whole.
Participants have full creative freedom with regards to the current structure, they are free to leave it as it is, add to it or even demolish it completely. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers would ask participants to thoroughly research different artists retreats around the world, the Bangkok lifestyle and Bangkok architecture in order to create designs that are unique and compelling.
Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).
Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English. All information submitted by participants must be in English.
3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $10,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st prize winner – US $6,000
2nd prize winner – US $3,000
3rd prize winner – US $1,000
The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website.
The following media partners have committed to present the current competition and its winners in their publications: Arch20, Archello, Archi.ru, Archilovers, Archinect, Architectur Journal, Wettbewerbe, Architime.ru, Australian Design Review, BauNetz, NIP, ViaVili, WA, World Architecture, World Architecture News and more.
For potential media partners who are also interested in covering the present competition and its winners, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.
Alona Martinez – lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut – associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia
Audrey McKee – architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Carlos M Guimarães – architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Daphné Karaiskaki – architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Fahmi Noor – senior architectural executive, DPA, Singapore
Gemawang Swaribathoro – architect, OMA, Hong Kong
Jenna Dezinski – lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, USA; project designer, Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA
John Paul Rysavy – associate, SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; co-director, And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Simons – architectural designer, KPF, USA
Mandy Too – architectural executive – DPA, Singapore
Pierre-Henri Baudart – architect, Studio Akkerhuis, France
Rajiv J. Fernandez – architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA
Simon McGown – partner, CO-office, USA
Early Bird Registration: November 25 – December 23, 2015
Advance Registration: December 24 – January 27, 2016
Last Minute Registration: January 28 – February 24
Closing date for registration: February 24, 2016
Closing date for submission: March 9, 2016 (11.59 pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: March 23, 2016