Applications for the 2018 Droga Architect Residency Program are now open to internationally based candidates.
Submissions, closing 18 September, will be considered by a distinguished jury panel before successful candidates are announced on 30 September.
Registration link and details are available here.
The residency offers applicants a unique opportunity to engage with the Australian public and architecture community through a 10-12 week curated program, incorporating a ‘research by design’ project. The first residency of its kind in Australia, it is awarded to architects who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in architectural design, research and practice.
Residents are expected to contribute to the Foundation’s commitment to supporting and communicating the value of architecture and design to the benefit of the Australian community.
Successful applicants will receive return flights to Australia, a generous stipend and are accommodated in the stunning Droga apartment, an award winning warehouse apartment located in vibrant inner Sydney. The apartment has been generously gifted to the Foundation for use as an international residency, by cultural philanthropists Daniel and Lyndell Droga.
The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation is delighted to welcome talented German architect Martin Ostermann as the next 2017 Droga Architect in Residence. Ostermann will be joined on the residency by designer Lena Kleinheinz, co -founder and director of their Berlin-based practice, Magma Architecture.
Magma Architecture have earned international recognition for their innovative and award-winning designs, including the Olympic Shooting Arena designed for the 2012 London Games (American Institute of Architects UK, Excellence in Design).
Martin Ostermann follows esteemed academic Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez to Australia as part of this year’s Droga Residency Program. He joins a distinguished list of residents including the renowned Finnish architect Juhaani Pallasmaa (2016) who through their curated programs, have made significant contributions to the advancement of ideas about architecture to the benefit of the broader community, as well as the the practice of architecture and design.
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