· BRIEF ·
Education, art, cooperation, sustainability, recycling... the current competition will give you a chance to work on several subjects.
This time, Archstorming is partnering up with the NGOs MOM I’M FINE Project with the help of Los Amigos de la Esquina. They both had a dream, they wanted to help other people creating something for those who need it the most. While trying to accomplish that, they met each other. Jonathan Kubben, creator of MOM I’M FINE, was looking for a place to build a school. On the other hand, the NGO Los Amigos de la Esquina, had the place, but needed the building.
The chosen place is Tulum, a beautiful town in the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
In this competition, participants will have the chance to design a school that will focus on art, wellness and environment. Three subjects that unfortunately are most of the time forgotten in traditional schools.
We will also do something unique. We will discuss about the current problem of the plastic pollution in Mexico. And not only that, but also the main material of the school will be precisely that one: recycled plastic. We have a chance to show the world what design and architecture is capable of, to create something that can be a world landmark for its uniqueness.
Let’s all work together to create a less polluted, more educated world. The winning proposal will be built!
· THE WINNERS ·
[first prize] - design winner
THE TULUM PLASTIC SCHOOL
Daniel Garcia, William Smith
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
[SECOND prize] - construction winner
TULUM PLASTIC SCHOOL
David Nee Zhi Kang
TULUM PLASTIC SCHOOL
Iván Elías Barczuk, Matías Raúl Falero, Agustín Flamig, Adrián Eduardo Mendez
HOT WIRE HOUSE
Rufus Edmondson, Alexandria Anderson, Fabio Hendry
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Alexander Salov, Tatiana Osetskaya, Yulia Seyfetdinova
LAS OLAS (THE WAVES)
Gerardo Ramírez, Fernando Velasco, Nuria Ramírez
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
María Eugenia Chinchilla, Nancy Nayeli Moreno
Huang Xiang, Liu Cong, Yan Hong Bing
HI, MY NAME IS GEMMA!
THE MOVING IMAGE
Ted Porter, Gong Chen, Noelia Linares, Jorg Thoene
NEW YORK, USA
Pablo García, Ricardo Arámbula, Macarena Rossetti
QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
· JURY ·
Ben van Berkel
Lucía Cano & José Selgas
New York (USA)
New York (USA)
MOM I'M FINE Project
Jaime & Frank
Los Amigos de la Esquina
· faq ·
Q. How does the registration system work?
A. Registration fees will depend on how many teams are already registered in the moment of your registration. The value of the prize will be determined by the number of participants that will be registered by the registration deadline.
Q. If I register paying 50€, am I eligible to win 20,000€?
A. Yes, if you have paid 50€ is because you are one of the first 100 participants. When competition reaches 500 participants, the prize will be 20,000€ for all the participants, regardless of the registration fee you have paid.
Q. Can more than 500 teams participate in the competition?
A. No, in order to make sure all the proposals are correctly analyzed, the competition will close when it gets to 500 teams registered.
Q. Can I register today and modify later the members of my team?
A. Yes, you can always add, eliminate or change your team members.
Q. I am not studying architecture, can I participate?
A. Yes! People from other disciplines can also participate, such as engineers, philosophers, sociologists, photographers, etc.
Q. Is the competition restricted only to students or professionals?
A. No, competitions are open to all architects, designers or thinkers who want to show the world their solution to the issues we propose .
Q. Is there any age restriction?
A. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Q. Is my team able to submit more than one proposal?
A. You are free to submit more than one proposal as long as you register each one separately and pay its correspondent fee.