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This international competition is a call for ideas from around the world. Become part of a global platform for ACTION! Bring your ideas to life and participate for FREE!

The contemporary city is in a constant state of flux. It hence becomes absolutely imperative to conceive elastic devices and new manifestos representing common spaces. Within the ordinary and daily routines of the public arena, events provide the catalyst for change. Patterns of nomadic and temporary occupation of spaces occur in the peripheral narrative of our everyday life; it is how we are unconsciously enfolded into the spatial skin of the city. How can the ACTION of an event modulate these patterns? How can then mobile elastic devices respond to these patterns of occupation and be designed to ACTIVATE  urban spaces?

This competition is addressed to individual and multi-disciplinary teams of students, architects, designers, engineers and artists. This is a SINGLE phase Call for Ideas, the winner will then work with the Urban Activators team to develop the design to technical specifications.


Ethel Baraona
[Co-Founder dpr-barcelona]
Luis Fraguada
[Director BAD, Barcelona. Co-Founder Live Architecture Network, Faculty at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia]
Simon Jacquemin
[Director Bellastock Festival]
Gilly Karjevksy
[Cultural Planner, Co-Director 72Hour Urban Action]
Javier Planas
[Director Eme3 International Architecture Festival]
Chu Uroz
[Creative Director Moda-Fad]

3 x layout in JPEG [800x600px], RGB, 120 dpi. DO NOT include names or text in the layout.
1 x A4 project outline in .DOC format to explain concept. Submissions in ENGLISH and SPANISH only will be accepted.

All entries to be submitted to:

OPEN Call for Ideas: How much does your building weigh?

inscription dates
until 19/01/2012

Barcelona España


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