Re: Construct - Sustainable Materials and Building Practices

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 15 Eylül 2008
E-posta: [email protected]
Web Sitesi: www.urbanrevision.com/c...
Do you have what it takes to make a difference? Are you willing and able to rebuild a sustainable foundation for the future? It''s time for a change in the way we see things, in the way we do things. It''s time for what we build to reflect who we are and what we''re made of. It''s time to Re:Construct the ideas and realities of sustainable building.

We''re looking for your inventive ways to create new types of structures and techniques- or renovate old ones. From planning codes to toilets, dry wall to moveable walls we want your help in re-imagining the building industry.

Change the parts of construction and you''ll reinvent the act of construction itself. You are what you build. Re:Construct is your chance to reinvent yourself.

The competition is open to any person(s) including architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, artists, students and anyone interested in sharing their vision and ideas for a sustainable urban community.

Competition Rules
At the time of registration, each competitor must pay an entry fee in the amount of 25 Dollars. Payments will be accepted either online with Visa, MasterCard and / or Discover cards and/or by check via mail. Once the fee is paid and the registration form filled out, each competitor will receive a confirmation email of their registration. The entrant''s email address will then be linked to an internal registration number (this will only be seen by Re:Vision team and jury). Only one submission per registration may be made. Competition entries must be submitted in pdf, jpeg, tiff, or giff format and no larger than 5mb per file. Administering Sponsor may provide further details regarding the formatting of entries following registration. Each entry must include an approx. 100 - 200 word essay (in English) describing your entry, including the following: general ideas and concepts of the design; sustainable and energy efficient aspects of the design; design intentions, and strategies for involving the community; and reasons that the design can be used in various cities. Submissions may, at the discretion of Administering Sponsor, be posted on its website. Once your submission is made, it is your sole responsibility to maintain your contact information to be sure it is current. Administering Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact you if the contact information is not current. To update contact information, email your updated contact information to: [email protected], you must also include your email address. Submissions that do not comply with the contest rules may be disqualified and not eligible for awards.

The competition jury will award three cash prizes, and 7 honorable mentions, and consultations for the top three winning designs with a VC and/or expert in their field. The prize for each of the three finalists is 2.000 Dollars. The honorable mentions will be prizes in categories determined by the jury and will not include a cash prize. The consultations are for initial discussions re: business plans and do not guarantee funding. All cash prizes will be awarded. Winners may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive prizes. In order to receive prizes, winners may be required to execute a written affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, publicity release in favor of Administering Sponsor, and confirmation of right of first refusal (as described below). Taxes on all prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

The competition jurors are identified on jury section. Jurors will assess the submissions and determine winners. Jurors will base their judgment on their own expertise, the work submitted by the competitors, the information contained in the competition documents, and any questions and answers that arise during the judging process. Each juror will examine every qualified submission. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Sustainability and Reality of Intent - 25% Affordability and Constructability - 25% Innovation and Originality - 25% Encouraged use of new building methods and materials - 25%.

In the event of a tie, the competition advisor will cast the tie-breaking vote utilizing the same competition criteria used by the judges. The names of competitors will not be revealed to the jury until after winning entries have been determined. Administering Sponsor reserves the right to replace any of the jury members for any reason whatsoever, and shall do so if a juror is found to be involved in any material way with a submission.

Submission Requirements
Digital Format:
We accept the following file formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF, HTML, RTF, Text, PPT, and MSWord (Doc) files. You may use WinZip or StuffIt to pack your files if desired. Please embed all fonts, animations, video and images into your file. File specifications: saved to be print ready, in CMYK colors, formatted to print at 24"x36". You may design the boards to bleed off the edges. Portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation is acceptable.

All text must be readable for the 24 x 36 format without having to zoom in. Have as many boards as you wish to explain your idea, but the text must be legible. Entries must be submitted through www.urbanrevision.com and each one should be no larger than 5mb. There is no limit to number of files, but it is recommended that they do not exceed 10.

All entries must contain a statement of concept (see below) An image of a three-dimensional representation of your idea Do not include your name or any identifying items on the front of the images or documents. Your entries are to remain anonymous to the judges. We will have your entries linked with your registration.

Description: Each entry must include an approx. 100-200 word essay (in English) describing your entry, including the following:
- General ideas and concepts of the design.
- Sustainable and energy efficient aspects of the design.
- Design intentions, and strategies for involving the community.
- Reasons that the design can be used in various cities.

Submission Deadline: All entries must be received by midnight 15 September 2008.

Payment Method: Online payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard and / or Discover cards.
Questions and Answers
Competitors may seek clarification of this material by submitting questions to: [email protected] No questions may be addressed to the competition sponsors, members of the jury or other individuals associated with the competition. All questions must be received by the registration deadlines for each competition. Questions and answers may be posted on the competition web site.

Competition Schedule
16 June 2008:
Competition Announcement
15 September 2008, 17:00: Registration Deadline
15 September 2008, 23:59: Submission Deadline
24 September 2008: Jury review and selection
25 September 2008: Winners Announcement at the West Coast Green Conference
01 October 2008: Online Exhibition
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