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SAMDANI ARCHITECTURE AWARD

 
 

DESIGN AND BUILD A PAVILION FOR DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2018!

Architecture students from around Bangladesh are invited to design and build a pavilion for Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) 2018 and win the Samdani Architecture Award(SAA). Participants are required to design an open type of pavilion which may be used for lectures, events, exhibitions, sports, play, relaxation, workshops, dialogs, etc (i.e acoustic control is a MUST). The competition asks for an imaginative and innovative design. The first prize winning entry will be built at the venue of the DAS 2018 exhibition in actual size at the Shilpakala Academy and is expected to create a lasting impression for the visitors of DAS 2018.

A pavilion here means a flexible architectural structure which is sculptural, visually pleasing and comfortable in naturally ventilated condition and can shelter different functions. It should be a place where interdisciplinary dialogue can take place and is able to connect people from different backgrounds, genders, ages, etc. and should be able to promote the less privileged.

This initiative has been launched for the 2018 Dhaka Art Summit.

 
 
 
 
 

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ELIGIBILITY

Only 3rd and 4th year students of Architecture Schools in Bangladesh are eligible to participate in the competition. Individual and group entries are acceptable (not more than 4 members in a group). Each group must have a name to register. No student can participate in more than a single entry.
Note: Check the names of the schools at the end of the brief.

REGISTRATION

A Registration Form enclosed herewith must be filled in properly and be submitted in person to the Samdani Art Foundation office at suite # 501 & 502, Level 5, Shanta Western Tower, 186, Tejgaon-Gulshan link road, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. Email: info@samdani.com.bd | Tel: +880 2-8878784

Please send us an email with enclosed registration form and send via post if registering away from Dhaka. Email: apply@samdani.com.bd

JURY

The competition will be judged by an international jury. The decision of the jury shall be final. All the design proposals will be published on the Dhaka Art Summit website and in the DAS publication for wide spread international dissemination. The jury shall be constituted with the following architects:

SHAMSUL WARES - Head, Department of Architecture, State University of Bangladesh.
AURELIEN LEMONIER - Former Curator of Architecture, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
JEANETTE PLAUT - Young Architects Program, Constructo, Chile.

All design proposals (properly submitted) will be published at the DAS website and DAS publication for widespread international dissemination.
MoMA Young Architects Program curator Sean Anderson will meet with all the applicants in April 2017 where they can share their work and gain valuable feedback and mentorship from this leading practitioner who commissions young architects around the word to build pavilions in New York for MoMA/PS1.

 

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SUBMISSION

Submission Form (Separate from the Registration Form) will be found on the Samdani Art Foundation website and will be available from 8th February 2017, which should be duly completed and submitted along with the other printed documents and models by each participant at the Samdani Art Foundations Office by April 20, 2017. Each participant will receive confirmation that documents have been received at the foundation office within 24 hours.
For queries (if any) contact: info@samdani.com.bd

CONDITIONS

Registration and participation in the design competition imply a complete acceptance of all the terms and conditions of the competition by all participants.

KEY DATES & VENUES

Registration begins January 20, 2017 (Online)
Registration closes February 10, 2017 (Samdani Art Foundation office)
Q&A session February 13, 2017 (11 am sharp at Shilpakala Academy)
Design Submission April 20, 2017 (Samdani Art Foundation sales office)
Announcement of Results May 11, 2017 (from Venice Biennale)
Mock-up Construction Complete January 31, 2018 (First Floor Plaza, Shilpakala Academy)
Exhibition of all Eligible Entries February 2-10, 2018 (Dhaka Art Summit 2018 Venue)

PRIZE MONEY

First prize: BDT. 1,50,000 /-
Second prize: BDT. 1,00,000 /-
Third prize: BDT. 50,000 /-

The First prize winning entry will be built and exhibited on the upcoming Dhaka Art Summit 2018 inside Shilpakala Academy Building. The cumulated construction cost of the pavilion including seating arrangements and necessary landscapes at the exhibition must not exceed BDT 7,00,000/-.

QUERIES

Any question concerning the brief and arrangements for the competition can be discussed in a Question & Answer (Q&A) session that will take place on 13th February, 2017 at the National Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. This on-site meeting will also alert the participants to the building codes and restrictions of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

ALL DOWNLOADS:

SUBMISSION FORM
QUESTIONNAIRE
DESIGN BRIEF
PDF FILE OF THE OF THE ALLOCATED PAVILION SITE

Write to ruxmini@samdani.com.bd for the CAD file