L'associazione indiana Archasm lancia un nuovo concorso di architettura per progettare un padiglione temporaneo da installare vicino alla Torre Eiffel. Il padiglione che dovrà esprimere attraverso i suoi elementi architettonici e artistici l'armonia sociale e religiosa ospiterà attività e mostre di sensibilizzazione sui temi della tolleranza e della solidarietà.
Archasm lanched a new international architectural competition.
The aim of this competition is to design a Peace Pavilion in Paris that would exhibit the virtues of hope and tolerance, translated through the language of art and architecture. The pavilion should be a free standing temporary structure that can host a variety of activities and exhibitions.
The participants are asked to design a pavilion in the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower, in the area outlined by Avenue Joseph Bouvard and Avenue Charles Risler.
The competition hopes to achieve the following:
Stimulate and educate people about the virtues of social and religious harmony
The pavilion should serve as a place for personal reflection, a thinking place, where the visitors can contemplate and introspect. The structure should reflect and educate the people about the crisis situations around the globe and drive them to come out of their comfort zones and work for world peace. The pavilion should be a space with neither religious nor political ties, where the visitor will have an opportunity to reflect in silence. The pavilion should strive to achieve social harmony and balance, and showcase a utopian world far from the ongoing dystopia.
Translate the message of peace through the language of art and architecture
Art and architecture have been a very potent medium to depict and portray social, political and cultural scenarios since ages. Art is a broad discourse that encompasses literature, dance, music, painting and numerous other categories. The competition seeks the inclusion of art, in any form, pure or translated, within the pavilion. The participants are free to create their content and function of the pavilion, which could depict situations or events, showcase the horrors and trauma of people and inspire them to stop the menace of terror and promote peace. Art could be a permanent part of the pavilion's architectural concept or used in the functional aspect of the structure independent of the mass.
Start of Competition and Early Registration: 16th February 2016
Early Registration ends: 30th April 2016
Standard Registration starts: 1st May 2016
Deadline for Questions: 10th May 2016
Standard Registration ends: 30th May 2016
Closing day for Submissions 31st May 2016
Announcement of Winners: 19th June 2016
Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).
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
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm's website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.