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
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.
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:
• 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.