Archasm (associazione indiana) organizza un concorso di architettura internazionale invitando a progettare il Museum of Knowledge (MoK) del 21° secolo nell'area ipotizzata da Le Corbusier nel complesso del Campidoglio a Chandigarh.
There are various elements of unbuilt Chandigarh, which were conceived by Le Corbusier but remained confined to documents, pictures and archives. The design of the Capitol Complex was the jewel in the crown wore by Corbusier's Chandigarh. Being the symbol and identity of the city for many years, the Capitol complex is still incomplete, for a fourth building, the Museum of Knowledge was planned to accompany the existing Secretariat, Assembly Hall and High Court. The MoK, according to Corbusier was to function as a decision-making or a briefing center for the government officials, highlighting the importance and applied use of technology and electronics in processing, synthesizing and presenting large bodies of information related to the state matters.
The aim of this competition is to design the Museum of Knowledge (MoK) at the original cumulative site of the then proposed MoK and Martyr's memorial in the Capitol complex.
The participants are tasked with defining the purpose of a KNOWLEDGE/ CONAISSANCE MUSEUM in the Chandigarh of 21st century. The participants are required to contemplate the relevance and importance of Le Corbusier's version of modern architecture in present time and enrich community life by injecting, activating and rejuvenating the public space in and around the Museum of Knowledge.
The MoK proposal needs to accommodate and facilitate intellectuals and the civil society and provide a conducive live working environment for them, serving as a space for 'creation' of knowledge rather than just 'exhibition' of knowledge.
Winning participants will receive prizes totalling 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
Top 50 - Fifty short-listed entries featured in one single online publication on our blog and social media pages. Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm's website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.
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