IMOA Atacama 2014

iscrizioni entro il 16.01.14 | consegna entro il 31.01.14

The objective of this competition, International Museum of Astronomy (IMOA) in Atacama (Chile), is to create a centre for lovers of Astronomical Tourism to learn and observe the sky.

Whether in a professional or amateur capacity, this activity attracts thousands of tourists to Chile from other continents such as Europe, Asia or Australia, who want to experience the pleasure of discovering and learning about the celestial sphere. Astronomy is one of the few sciences in which amateurs can still play an active role, especially in discovering and tracking celestial phenomena.

The International Museum of Astronomy (IMOA) will be a focal point for international tourism interested in astronomical observation, where visitors will be able to enhance their knowledge and share experiences in an area free of light contamination, offering a unique setting to observe the stars. Light contamination is caused by the diffusion of artificial light that glows in the night sky, reducing visibility of the stars and other celestial bodies.

The International Museum of Astronomy (IMOA) will not be a traditional museum, which merely displays objects and provides information, but rather it will focus on transmitting the science of astronomy through all means available, particularly interactivity and experimentation. The idea is to create a space that is open to public participation of all ages, a space that excites and inspires, a space that encourages perpetual curiosity.

This competition is open to international undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduate of architecture or related degrees, individually or in teams made up of a maximum of four members. Recent graduate means that person graduated within the 2 last years at the time of signing the registration in the contest.

Cazú Zegers Architect at Cazú Zegers Arquitectura Adrian Welch e-Architect Editor in Chief Pola Mora Plataforma Arquitectura Editor in Chief, María Langarita Project Professor at ETSA de Madrid y EPSA de Alicante Viktor Nilsson IGC Brussels Competition winner Pierre Maccario IGC Brussels Competition winner

Early registration 14 October, 2013 - 29 November, 2013 
Registration 30 November, 2013 - 16 January, 2014
Submission deadline 31 January, 2014 Active

1st prize: 3.750 euros + publication in famous magazines
2nd prize: 1.500 euros + publication in famous magazines
3rd prize: 625 euros + publication in famous magazines

The arquideas special prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from arquideas community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.



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