How Will YOU Impact Design in 2025?
CELEBRATE. EXPLORE. CHALLENGE. INSPIRE. OVERCOME. MEDIATE. MEDITATE. EXPAND. TRANSCEND. This competition is about everything we haven’t seen yet. Close your eyes and imagine how you are living, working or playing in 2025. Take that mental inspiration and educate our panel of jurors on what’s possible. Build a design proposal that doesn’t just get outside-of-the-box, but redefines “the box” entirely.
Your design can span commercial and/or residential interior design, and focus on any category such as corporate, hospitality, residence, retail, education, healthcare, government or institutional (just to name a few). You are encouraged to research additional sectors and choose one that is of interest to you. Once you have selected a direction, explore what the future of design means to your chosen space by identifying an issue or set of issues that face a user group within the space. You are encouraged to tackle emerging issues and engaging future thought champions, keeping in mind that what defines the future of design in your space may be based on a number of variables – some of those seemingly obvious, and others less direct. Ultimately the goal of the competition is to recognize a forward-thinking approach.
A rapid diffusion of innovation will be required – new technologies and building materials will make a contribution, but the fundamental innovations will come from designers learning to rethink the way we design buildings. Rethink Design by searching for synthesis and new design solutions!
ASID is committed to the best practices of interior design, sustainability and the leading issues impacting the profession. Your project should:
-Explore and communicate the definition of ‘rethinking design’ as it pertains to your space, user group and context
-Clearly define the issues your design will address in order to promote your definition of ‘rethinking design’
-Follow a concept that best guides your design decisions
-Convey your complete design intent solely through written and graphic communication
-Showcase innovative thought and creativity
December 01, 2011 Competition Announcement
February 15, 2012 Registration Deadline
February 15, 2012 Submission Deadline
March, 2012 Winner + Runner-ups Announced
*Dates subject to change. All registered teams will be notified, and promotional documents and media channels will be updated to appropriately reflect updates.
Winning entry receives a $2000 cash prize, and media coverage in ASID ICON, ASID ACCESS Student Magazine, on asid.org, all social media outlets, and will also be honoured at the annual ASID Celebration awards ceremony at NeoCon in Chicago, June 2012.
Honorable mention receives media coverage in ASID ICON, ASID ACCESS Student Magazine, on asid.org, and all social media outlets.
For more information including guidelines & requirements, visit: http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/competitions/2012ASID