What if we lived in an age where school and learning was not systemized but optimized ?
What if the school had no grades, subjects and books ?
What if the classrooms did not mean a four-walled cubicle ?
What if the process and hierarchy of the schooling-setup was never there ?
What if there was more to the static architecture style of a schooling environment ?
The competition seeks the creation of a middle school (age group 5-12) that completely negates the present day 'bench-table-chalkboard' idea of a classroom and a regularized building typology of a school. The competition seeks to radicalize the school system through architecture not only in terms of improving the quality of study environment but revamping the system and breaking all the physical and metaphorical class divisions into an entirely new school system. The competition seeks ideas from participants to create a fun built environment for a middle school that understands the individual needs of each child yet being very collaborative in nature. The school should strive to create a new pedagogical space that emphasizes on people-oriented design in behavioral terms as they interact and use spaces.
Berlin is the 21st century contemporary world's ideal capital. The city left its torrid history behind to quickly grow and cement itself into the intellectual and cultural core of the world. Berlin is the epicenter of any new movement that starts to demolish the old world order. The site for the competition is located in Tempelhof, Berlin and aims to create an exemplary prototype for all the new world schooling systems to follow.
- Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st April 2016
- Early Registration ends: 31st May 2017
- Standard Registration starts: 1st June 2017
- Deadline for Questions: 10th June 2017
- Standard Registration ends: 29th June 2017
- Closing day for Submissions 30th June 2017
- Announcement of Winners: 24th July 2017
*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate
Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate
Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.
For more info, visit: www.archasm.in
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