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    INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS COMPETITION

    space for social actualization

    MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT JUNE 25/14 (PDF) DOWNLOAD
    COMPETITION POSTER (PDF) DOWNLOAD
    COMPETITION BRIEF (PDF) DOWNLOAD
    TO REGISTER OR QUESTIONS EMAIL: COMPETITION@HILLHURSTUNITED.COM
    • June 9 , 2014 - Competition Launch
    • August 2-31, 2014 - Registration* ($35 CAD)
    • August 31, 2014 - Submission Deadline (midnight MDT)

    *support material package transferred upon registration

    ABSTRACT

    Hillhurst United Church (HUC) in Calgary, Canada invites designers to develop an exceptional and inspiring concept for a new space to promote social actualization.

    The concept of social actualization reflects move from focus on personal development toward the development of the collective. It suggests a process of sharing and co-learning where the results promote a community of people to reach its full potential. What would a space look like that fosters a process of social actualization?

    Hillhurst United Church (HUC) is a flourishing inner-city community. It embraces the potential and the challenges of its community through its core values: spirituality, social justice and radical hospitality.

    Designers are asked to articulate a highly creative solution through a new form and program for a space (adjacent to the existing church) with the aspiration to be an inviting community hub for social innovation and spiritual growth. The idea is to engage and channel the energy of the congregation and citizens in the neighbourhood toward future-focused ideas and be a dynamic home base for HUC's flourishing community. We envision a space where individuals of different beliefs who share our values can collaborate and innovate; an incubator for ideas. 

    ELIGIBILITY 

    Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline

    (up to five years). This competition is open to international competitors. 

    AWARDS 

    • First Place - $2000 CAD
    • Second Place - $1000 CAD
    • Third Place - $500 CAD 

    Selected entries may be published online or during an exhibition of the ideas competition. There is a possibility that the ideas generated may be used towards a future built project. 

    JURY

    Catherine Venart (Halifax), Architect, Professor Dalhousie University, founder iip international idea pool

    Koon Wee (Hong Kong), Architect, Professor Hong Kong University, founder SKEW Collaborative Shanghai

    Diane Lewis (New York), Architect, Professor Cooper Union, principal of Diane Lewis Architect PC

    Dr. Graham Livesey (Calgary), Professor of Architecture, University of Calgary, founding principal of former Down-Livesey Architects

    Tara Nelson (Calgary), Anchor and Executive Editor, CTV News, Hillhurst United Church Member since 2011

    Dr. Marie Delorme (Calgary), CEO, The Imagination Group of Companies, Board Member The RCMP Foundation and Past Co-Chair United Way Campaign

    (Full biographies in Competition Brief.)

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

    • 2 digital boards 24 x 36 each .jpg or .pdf
    • 500 word max. description
    • Submission instructions to be posted soon. 

    ANY QUESTIONS? EMAIL COMPETITION@HILLHURSTUNITED.COM

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

     

    We would like to kindly thank the following design sites for posting our competition: 

    www.e-architect.co.uk

    http://www.bustler.net/