Cembrit, a company specialising in the manufacture of fibre cement based building materials, is organising an international architecture competition. The theme of the competition being urban transit areas. Cembrit invites architects and designers from around Europe to create solutions that improve the living environment around railway station areas.
The case study is Malmi Station, which is one of the largest public transport transit hubs in Helsinki. A significant cash prize will be awarded to the competition entries in which fibre cement is used creatively, enriching the urban environment. The aim of the competition is to act as a voice for a better built environment. The competition is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.
The people living and working in cities spend increasing amounts of time at stations and transit areas, which are often generic, dull and unappealing. The objective of "The Bullhorn" International design competition is to create aesthetic and lively solutions which bring about functional improvements by utilising fibre-cement boards. Focus is on people's arrival at the station - by bus, train, car, bicycle or foot. Functionally new, aesthetic and high-quality competition proposals are sought which challenge standardised solutions.
The three best competition entries will be awarded cash prizes totalling more than €20,000. Prototypes of the prize winning solutions will be built together with Cembrit and will be presented as part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, and afterwards in an exhibition that will tour Europe.
- Deadline for questions 1st November, 2011
- Answers (published on website) 15 November, 2011
- Deadline for entries 15 January, 2012
- Results published 10 May, 2012
Further details of the competition, the competition programme and other information are available at: cembrit.com/bullhorn