In the annual Folly competition, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York invite early-career architects and designers to bring out their eccentric side and propose a contemporary architectural folly. The winning design is then constructed and temporarily installed at the Socrates Sculpture Park throughout the summer months.
The official Folly 2015 competition is already done, but Bustler and our sister site Archinect want to provide an additional platform to showcase and celebrate participants' non-winning entries in our latest Project Collection!
And if you haven't seen them already, we're also accepting non-finalist entries for both the Bamiyan Cultural Centre and the Guggenheim Helsinki competitions. You can browse through each collection here and here.
Scroll further down for more details.
TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY: You will have to create a profile on our sister site Archinect.com. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.
If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead! Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. (Make sure to mention the word "Folly" somewhere in the project title!)
Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click here to get started.
As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight projects that pique our interest.
"Panel members urged architects to avoid designing 'fortress-like' schools, opting instead for extroverted, transparent buildings that engage the community. Rogers Partners’ open, modern design mirrors the neighborhood's urban fabric."
"While most elementary schools are single buildings, the Henderson-Hopkins School is a cluster of “containers for learning” inspired by East Baltimore’s row houses, stoops and social civic spaces."
"Its campus is a microcosm of the city: students are grouped by age in small-scale Houses that are bisected by main streets and side streets."
"Each House has a Commons used for dining and flexible teaching/learning and a defined outdoor Learning Terrace. This decentralizing strategy promotes individual learning and growth, rare for public education"
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