Planetarium: The Experience of Space. Cercasi idee per una nuova tipologia di planetario

concorso di architettura e design per studenti e professionisti

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consegna entro l'11 agosto 2017

La rivista Eleven annuncia il lancio del concorso di idee e di design aperto a studenti e professionisti Planetarium: The Experience of Space, che invita i creativi di tutto il mondo a immaginare una nuova tipologia di Planetario.

Questa dovrà riflettere il rinnovamento di interessi dei nostri giorni e le contraddizioni del mondo in cui viviamo all'interno di uno spazio rinnovato. Il nuovo Planetario dovrà permettere all'architettura e al design di giocare un ruolo centrale nell'esperienza dello spazio, sia architettonico che esterno.

Eleven si chiede come l'architettura possa cambiare il senso di ciò che si vive e se, giocando con le luci e le ombre, oltre che sfruttando le nuove tecnologie della realtà aumentata, il design possa diventare uno strumento di apprendimento dell'astronomia. 


Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition Planetarium: The Experience of Space. The magazine's latest challenge invites creatives around the world to imagine a new typology of Planetariums, one that reflects today's renewed interest in space new and emerging understandings of our world, and a new paradigm in the relationship between media and physical space; a new typology of Planetarium which allows architecture and design to play a central role in the experience of space, both architectural and outer.

Today, we live in exciting times. We are steps closer to becoming an interplanetary species, astrophysics has blossomed into the mainstream, the discovery of exoplanets has altered our human worldview, and technology (both physical and virtual) has opened the door to previously unthinkable realities.

In this spirit of renewal, Eleven asks: How can architecture became a direct vehicle in experiencing space? Can architecture - through form, manipulation of scale, playing with light, shadow and the shifting dimension of time, tectonics, materiality and even new technological advances in augmented reality - become the function of learning about astronomy, turning design into a teaching tool through experience and engagement rather than a simple shell for projections? What does the next generation of Planetariums look like?


Eleven's latest competition is open for both students and professionals who can participate individually or in teams of up to four people.


The competition will officially open for registration on Tuesday 11th April. Applications will be accepted until 11th August 2017.

Participant must pay the following registration fees:

  • Early Bird: £ 60
  • Standard: £ 80
  • Late Bloomer: £ 100


Participants are asked to submit their proposals online by the 11th of August.


  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-Up: £400
  • 6x Honourable Mentions: no cash but lots of glory!
  • People's Choice Award (selected by general public voting online): £100

All awarded entries will be published on Eleven Magazine and their media partners.

Awarded entries be will be officially announced on the 11th of October. 


  • Competition Opens: 11th April
  • Early Bird Fees change to Standard Fees: 1st May
  • Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees: 1st August
  • Registration Closes / Submission Deadline: 11th August at 11:00am
  • Public Voting Opens Online: 14th August
  • Public Voting Closes: 10th October at 11.59pm
  • Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th October 

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