In Cyprus - relax as architects - reinterpret

International Competition for Inventive Architecture

consegna entro 28 luglio 2008

The theme of the Cypriot Exhibit at the Venice Biennale is that of RELAXATION - a primary activity in Cyprus. Related to the general theme of this year's Biennale - which is BEYOND ARCHITECTURE

So we ask participating architects to go beyond their normal limits and REINTERPRET. Architects and Architectural Students from all countries are invited to compete by submitting a project that responds by attempting to REINTERPRET one, or a combination, of the eight topics listed below. There should be an attempt to reference them to the conditions of the Island of Cyprus.

PROJECT THEMES
- 1. THE BEACH and its provisions.
- 2. AGRO TOURISM
- 3. THE COFFEE HOUSE AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE
- 4. CYPRUS - THE LOVE ISLAND
- 5. THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE HISTORIC OBJECT
- 6. THE SOUVENIR SHOP
- 7. THE BORING HOTEL TERRACE
- 8. THE LIMITATIONS OF "MEZE & WINE" ESTABLISHMENTS

Selection will be on the basis of originality, ingenuity, wit and elegance as well as general appropriateness.

The jury will be chaired by Peter Cook with Massimiliano Fuksas and Odile Decq.

Awards € 3000 will be awarded to the first prize winner. The work will be exhibited at the Cyprus pavilion of the Venice Biennale. The award is intended to cover all costs for the participation of the winner in the Biennale. € 2000 will be divided amongst the runners-up.

Projects must be received by 28 July and the winners will be announced by 4 August.

 

BRIEF www.relaxincyprus.org

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