Public arts initiative Laka Architektura is launching their second “Architecture that Reacts” competition! The ongoing theme intends to spark more interest in the investigation of adaptive and socially engaged architecture, for now and the future.
Following a successful first run last year (and making it onto Bustler's Top 10 Competitions of 2015), the 2016 Laka Competition is shifting its focus toward social needs. More and more architects continue to ask how architectural design can aid in pressing social issues, and now designers — as well as scientists, students, organizations, and the like — around the globe have an opportunity to respond to that timely topic.
The 2016 brief is a conceptual architectural project that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural, and social risks. The submission should focus on architecture as a key field heading toward social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should also involve a thorough analysis of the problem and then indicating key directions for modern architectural solutions. Accuracy of the analysis and potential of the proposed solutions are the main components of the submission.
Sign up for the early registration fee of $50 now until June 1. Afterward, the registration fee will increase. Final submission deadline is November 1. No professional qualifications necessary.
The 2016 judges include:
- Qun Dang | Principal Partner, MAD Architects
- Nathalie de Vries | Co-founder, MVRDV
- Tobias Wallisser | Co-founder, LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture
- Ana María Gutiérrez | Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow
- Julien De Smedt | Founder, JDS Architects
- Peter Kuczia | IARP and BAK Architect, author of CO2 Saver House
- Arturo Vittori | Co-founder, Warka Water NGO, Director of Architecture and Vision
For further competition info, click the link right below.
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