You've been invited to submit your best proposal for an Information Pavilion for the London 2012 Olympic Games, with one caveat: there are no plans for any submitted design to be built. What? Well, AC-CA, an architectural competition society, media-sponsored by magazines like Surface, Metropolis, and Architecture + Design, are using the games as a brief to generate "progressive design ideas" that will be rewarded with cash and some solid press. Still, one never knows, if its good enough, it may get noticed by the organizers (just don't count on it.)
The early registration is open from now through May 1st. Late Registration ends June 15th, and final designs must be submitted by June 30th. Winners will be rewarded a 1st prize of $3,000 USD.
The brief follows, but for more guidelines and dates, visit ac-ca.org.The aim of this International competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Games. The competition hopes to achieve the following:
Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, detailsâ€¨and the spirit of the games.
Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the games.
Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.