Reinventing Thompson Center – Ignite Competition
競賽主題 JIAN ZHU JING SAI QING BAO JU
競賽挑戰 JIAN ZHU JING SAI QING BAO JU
時間線 JIAN ZHU JING SAI QING BAO JU
早鳥註冊時間：2020年7月30日 – 2020年8月31日
標準註冊時間：2020年8月31日 – 2021年1月11日
獎項設置 JIAN ZHU JING SAI QING BAO JU
Reinventing Thompson Center, Chicago
A beautiful idea or evocative image may stir our imagination more than an object, a building, or even an entire city. Yet, it is the materiality that constitutes the great power of architecture, its ability to turn a physical building into a truly transcendental experience.
Let’s think of how to improve buildings that we already have rather than, as often happens, raze them to start new ones from scratch. And when it comes to dealing with recent buildings, yet unprotected by landmark status, there is a lot of freedom as far as how they could be transformed.
One of the most iconic buildings in Chicago, James R. Thompson Center is a case in point. Illinois state government’s decision to sell it for new development puts this 35-year-old gem of late-20th century architecture in great danger.
It is quite clear that the Center’s original ambition to create a truly grand civic space was a mismatch with its limited function from the outset. Occupied primarily by bureaucrats’ offices the building was not accessible to the public after working hours and on weekends. The government’s vision was never idealistic enough and, as a result, was destined to fail due to the building’s high maintenance cost, exacerbated by years of neglect.
The competition participants are asked to develop a new vision for the Thompson center, as a creative hub in the center of Chicago. The existing glass-and-steel structure comprises 1.2 million sq. Ft. Of space and in order to make the new complex feasible, proposed schemes should plan for at least 2.5 million sq. Ft. Of space. Submissions should include a short statement with a breakup of program outlines, plans, key section, and renderings.
Additional resources will be made available as soon as the regular registration begins.
- Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
- There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
- Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
- Maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4
- The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
- A student is someone who is currently enrolled in a full-time graduate/undergraduate program at a university anywhere in the world. We will need proof of identity upon the result declaration. The proof of identity should clearly state that you were enrolled in the institution at the time of registration. You may also produce a bonafide/authorized certificate from the institution as proof of identity.
- All the participants who do not belong to the student category will be considered as a professional.
- Institutional access is a program for students only if they are participating in the competition as a group of 20 people and want to submit 5-20 entries together. Institutional access has to be done under the guidance of a mentor/professor.
- Students are allowed to involve one mentor/professor/guide in their team provided the mentor has been authorized via a bonafide certificate of the University.
- A team with even one professional will be considered as a professional entry.
- People’s Choice Award is applicable to all the participants.
- The People’s choice award will be given on the basis of a project ( in either student or professional category as per the award list ) with most votes.
- You can begin receiving votes on the project as soon as you upload your entry.
- The voting will close as per the date mentioned in the schedule of the competition page. Any votes coming after this date/time will be not counted in the final calculation.
- You can share your project on social media/messaging platforms apart from UNI as well.
- Creating fraudulent/fake/bot/impersonating accounts to increase public votes will be considered as unfair means and may lead to disqualification with a notice.
AWARDS & FEES
The fee to participate grows based on the number of registrations received. Similarly, the prize money proportionally grows with rising participating entries. A total of 500 entries will be accepted in the competition till the last deadline. If the competition reaches a total registered entry of 500, then the participation process will be closed at a total prize pool of 20,000 USD.
This implies, the sooner you register, the less you will pay as fees. The number of teams you will compete with, the higher the amount of prize you will be entitled to receive.
You have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given outlines.
• Recommended number of sheets/presentation images/boards:
- 5 ( Five ) of size [ 2800px x 3500px ] in portrait digital format ( JPEG only ).
- Minimum 3 ( Three ) & No maximum sheet limit. Each image should be less than 15MB. ( Do not submit PNG format )
- Minimum requisite submission is sheets/boards + Cover image containing:
• Site plan ( Compulsory )
• Key conceptual sections x 1 ( Minimum )
• 3D views x 4
• Additional cover image of 2000px x 1000px
This is the link for new file sizes, here.
• Write an article/story in the Journal section# of the project ( of about 700-1000 words ) answering the questions given in the Additional Resources.
#Journal Section appears midway in the project submission portal. More instructions in the additional resources.
- Jul 30, 2020 15:00 GMT
Early Registration starts
- Jul 30, 2020 15:00 GMT
Public voting starts
- Aug 31, 2020 14:59 GMT
Early Registration ends
- Aug 31, 2020 15:00 GMT
- Jan 25, 2021 15:00 GMT
- Jan 26, 2021 15:00 GMT
- Feb 10, 2021 15:00 GMT
Shortlisted entries announced
- Feb 16, 2021 15:00 GMT
Jury evaluation starts
- Mar 12, 2021 15:00 GMT
Jury evaluation ends
- Mar 13, 2021 15:00 GMT
Public voting ends
- Mar 25, 2021 15:00 GMT
- 竞赛报名 | 重塑汤普森中心竞赛主题 JIAN ZHU JING SAI QING BAO JU 一个美丽的想法或令人回味的形象可能比一个物体、一座建筑物甚至整个城市更能激发我们的想象力。然而，正是物质性构成了建筑的巨大力量，它能把一个实体建筑变成真正超然的体验。 让我们想想如何改善我们已经拥有的建筑，而不是像往常一样，把它们夷为平地，从头开始新的建筑。当涉及到处理最近的建筑，但不受地标地位的保护时，在如何改造它们方面有很大的自由。 芝加哥最具标志性的建筑之一，詹姆斯汤普森中心就是一个例子。伊利诺伊州政府决定将其出售用于新的开发，这座拥有35年历史的20世纪晚期建筑将面临极大的危险。 https://uni.xyz/competitions/ignite/info/about