Arch-de-Villa competition

Arch-de-Villa

Le Corbusier, the well renowned Swiss-French Architect was one of the pioneers for what we refer to as Modern Architecture. He often stated, “The house is a machine for living”. Villa Savoye is an implication of the same idea. Although this Machine for Living could not be used to serve for it’s designated purpose for long, still this monument, built in the 1930s continue to inspire people from the realm of Architecture worldwide even today.

Challenge
Villa Savoye, originally designed as a house is now equivalent to a Temple for Architecture students and professionals alike and is currently open for visitors. How can we maximize and make this monument more conducive to this new function? How can this Villa be made the next Archive Center for Architectural Knowledge? Thus, the new interior can either be in agreement or challenge Corbusier’s ideas in the context of today’s technology and architecture. Source and images Courtesy of competitions.uni.

Timeline
Launch March 26, 2019
Registration closes: January 25th, 2020
Submission Deadline: February 4th, 2020
Public Voting begins: February 14th, 2020
Public Voting ends: March 6th, 2020
Result Announcement: March 16th, 2020

Prizes
Prize pool of worth 20,000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention: 12 x 500$ Each

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