The aim of the “thinking” competition is to develop a design proposal for the office typology, intended as a space to process, organize and generate information. In other words, a place for mental work.
Recently a series of new initiatives have emerged in relation to office innovation. While companies like Google revolutionized the way office work and workplaces are conceived, remote work and freelancing are increasing chances for freedom and flexibility, turning living rooms and coffee places into modern offices. In the meantime, digitization and automation not only changed the way work is done, but also the way work is retributed. If working conditions today tend to get better in traditional offices, there is an uprising new class of digital “slaves” under heavy exploitation.
Within this context, with critical thinking and creative attitude, the participants are urged to create an artifact, merging considerable programmatic innovation and valuable design tools. The proposal can be a device, a piece of furniture, an interior design project, a pavilion, a building or an urban plan. The scale of intervention, program dimensions and location are not given and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their project.
ELIGIBILITY: Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.
WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN ONE WINNER
Non architecture competitions wants to be unconventional also in the way it rewards its participants. The winners will be in fact three, all equally important. In addition 9 honourable mentions will be awarded. Each one of the 3 jury members will select one winner and four honourable mentions.
The prizes are the following:
-WINNERS (3 Prizes) 1.000 euros Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books Publication on the Non Architecture Competitions website Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs 3 Books by DOM Publisher
-HONOURABLE MENTIONS (9 Prizes)
Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book
Publication on the Non Architecture Competitions website
Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs
-FINALISTS (38 Prizes) Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book Publication on the Non Architecture Competitions website
JURY & CALENDAR
Ana Fonseca and Brimet Silva – Founders at DigitaLab
Mirek Claßen – Parametric Design and Head of Innovation at NowLab@BigRep, Co-Founder of Makeathon.cc
Maria Eugenia Latournerie – Workplace Research Specialist at Haworth
1–15 June 2018 – Special Registration (30 €) period
16 June -15 July 2018 – Early Registration (45 €) period
16 July -15 August 2018 – Regular Registration (60 €) period
16 – 27 August 2018 – Late Registration (75 €) period
15 August 2018 – Submission opened on our website
31 August 2018 – Submission Deadline (23.59 GMT+2)
21-26 September 2018 – Winners announcement
21 August 2018 – Call for Papers for the “Thinking – Non Architectural Offices” book starts
21 September 2018 – Call for Papers for the “Thinking – Non Architectural Offices” book ends
1 January 2019 – The “Thinking – Non Architectural Offices” book is available
Check www.nonarchitecture.eu for more info or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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