Graduate architects and designers are invited to create an innovative, easily constructed shelter for remote communities affected by natural disaster as part of The University of Western Australia's 2010 Pavilion Project Design Competition.
The successful designer will oversee the construction of their prototype pavilion designed to provide economical shelter for remote communities around the Indian Ocean.
The winning entry is likely to be constructed and displayed on Whitfeld Court in front of UWA's Winthrop Hall during the Perth International Arts Festival celebrations in 2011.
Awarded annually and open to applicants anywhere in the world, the Project will provide a graduate architect or designer with the opportunity to present their work to a wide audience by bringing the best of contemporary architecture to Perth - as well as contribute solutions to one of the major problems facing the disadvantaged in our region.
The exciting and original structure will employ sustainable technologies and principles to solve the urgent need for shelter at times of disaster or distress. Through innovative and challenging design that transcends, extends and critiques current building practices, the winning entry will present a viable solution to providing economical and environmentally friendly shelter by fusing art and architecture.
Applicants of any age are welcome to enter the Pavilion Project Design Competition but they must have graduated from a course in a design-oriented field within the past five years.
As well as the opportunity to showcase their Pavilion, the winner's travel and accommodation costs in Perth during construction will be met and he or she will receive a cash prize of US$10,000 to cover expenses. The winner will also have an offer of mentorship during the construction phase with Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland, a Western Australian based architectural firm.
Registrations open June 1, 2010 and close July 1, 2010. Submission deadline is 14 July 2010.
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