The winners of d3's Unbuilt Visions 2014 competition have finally been revealed. Open to all makers of the built environment, the annual competition promotes the value of conceptual and unbuilt work to highlight critical debate and advance global architectural discourse.
"Continual shifts in architectural theory and production drive new desires to create and address untapped opportunities. Reflecting forces of globalization and crisis, contemporary architects and designers are negotiating new territories, defining alternative approaches, and engaging untested methodologies. The increasingly multidisciplinary nature of our work has become more experimental, while correspondingly less classifiable. In an era of significant technological innovation, speculative projects offer vast potential for advancing theoretical discourse, as well as alternative ways to intervene within the built environment. Yet there are inherent risks and challenges attached to exploring uncharted frontiers. In the 21st century, which unbuilt ideas will reflect the most salient and avant-garde notions of our time?"
As always, the international jury selected three grand-prize winners:
- Grand Prize: ‘Radical Conservation: A Hyper-Cathedral in Strasbourg’ Simon Oudiette (FRANCE)
- Grand Prize: ‘Rotovegas: Playground of Flux’ Natalee Tan (NEW ZEALAND)
- Grand Prize: ‘Amphibious Architecture: Projective Obsolescence of the Techno-Ruin’ Wong Yok Fai Arnold (HONG KONG)
The jury also selected seven Special Mentions, listed below:
A selection of submitted entries will be published in Unbuilt Visions I, the first volume in a series that will collect, curate, and document transitions in unbuilt architecture and design.
All images courtesy of Unbuilt Visions competition.
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