Bangkok artists retreat

iscrizioni entro il 24 febbraio | consegna entro il 9 marzo 2016

Bee Breeders, organizzatori di concorsi di architettura, bandisce una competizione il cui obiettivo è trasformare lo storico centro commerciale in rovina "Nightingale", sito nel centro della città di Bangkon, in un rifugio per artisti. In giuria due architetti della sede francese del Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Il montepremi è di 10mila dollari.

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are asking architecture enthusiasts to repurpose a very special site in Bangkok, the vintage shopping mall called the ‘Nightingale'. What was once a thriving shopping destination for both locals and tourists, this iconic building within the heart of the Bangkok old town has long been left to ruin.

In an effort to help restore some of the tourism that Bangkok has lost in recent months - due to a combination of political unrests and violent bombings - we would like to propose a new use for the Nightingale mall, as an artists retreat. Bangkok has long been a haven for artists and creative types to come and work. Thailand's capital has a unique ambiance along with a very low cost of living that makes it attractive to artists looking for a place to come and be inspired.

The proposed new function of the Nightingale would be to offer artists studios in which they could work, accommodation in the form of a hostel and an exhibition space in which to show their work. Designs for the Bangkok Artists Retreat should be such that it would have the potential to be on the same level as the city's other cultural icons and landmarks, in addition to improving the quality of neighbourhood as a whole.

In the jury also Audrey McKee and Daphné Karaiskaki, architects at Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France.

Prizes
1st prize winner - US $6,000
2nd prize winner - US $3,000
3rd prize winner - US $1,000

Closing date for registration: February 24, 2016
Closing date for submission: March 9, 2016 (11.59pm GMT)

Fees
Early Bird Registration: US $90 / US $70
Advance Registration: US $120 / US $100
Last Minute Registration: US $140 / US $120

Details and brief: bangkokartistsretreat.beebreeders.com

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