ARCHITECTURE OF ABANDONED METAL WASTE

CAN YOU RE-THINK A TYPICALLY WASTEFUL TYPOLOGY?

“Sometimes it is beautiful to be remembered,  even if only for a little while”

There are times when we stumble upon an abandoned object which inflicts a profound sense of nostalgia. The mere part of their abandonment, like a lonely of a drift, draws our attention. Merely because each object has a story to tell and gives us a glimpse of a life once lived. There is perhaps a greater sense of emotional value attached to the objects of abandonment and there is a growing impulse to reclassify these forgotten objects as a place that is valuable to the individual. It is perhaps the strangeness of these forgotten metal objects or their mere mundane identity that animates our imagination and triggers an instinct to preserve them.

The competition focuses on identifying metal objects that have long been forgotten, are in a state of abandonment or ruins and

re-purpose these objects into to a functional typology of a residence. Re-purposing these objects into a shelter speaks to infinite possibilities of adaptive reuse of metal artifacts like trains, life guard stations, planes, ships, sea forts, cranes, satellite dishes, nuclear reactors, bridges, cars etc. The competition is not about the beauty of the modern building that attracts but rather based on the power and magic created by inspiring Re-imagination. The participants are to design a residence by using these abandoned objects whose former function has now become obsolete.

Participants are to start thinking out of the box and remodel the typology of almost all of our everyday spaces. There shall be no restriction of combining different objects. Dismantle them, cut through them, break them, resize them but do not lose the real identity of the object and by this, carve out spaces which can come together as a unique House.

 

AWARDS AND CASH PRIZE

FIRST PRIZE        1250$ + Publication + Recognition

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

SECOND PRIZE   500$ + Publication + Recognition

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

THIRD PRIZE       250$ + Publication + Recognition

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS +  30 FINALISTS

All the awarded proposals will me published on the website and social media pages

 
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Image Courtesy: http://www.nicolabertellotti.com/gallery/nowhere/the-call-of-the-wild/