The “72h Axo Battle” is a design competition developed to explore the creative potential of architectural design through one of the most iconic architectural drawings: the axonometric projection. You have 72 hours to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained in the extended contest brief, which will only be available when the battle starts. This Axo battle is titled strong>“Water Parks”. The title is only a preview of the complete theme of the competition. More will be explained in the extended brief that will be available on 19th February 2021.
The aim of the “72h Axo Battle” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate an architectural design. The participants are asked to design a building that responds to the requirements of the brief and one axonometric projection to represent it, with absolute freedom of interpretation, technique and level of abstraction. Even the concept of axonometric itself can be questioned in order to craft the most expressive way to represent the design.
This is a competition where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. The aim is to present a 72 hours response to the presented challenge, with a very strong focus on building function, creativity, criticality and innovation. Here you develop your skills as a communicator, designer and space thinker.
What organiser is looking for?
Organiser are not interested in the construction details, they want to see the space organization. The drawing can highlight functional aspects of the building, showing a deep understanding of one or more design aspects. It can focus on the aesthetic qualities, showing space configuration and specific projects characteristics, or it can only display structural elements and overall massing. The entry is completely flexible and adaptable to the participant’s interpretation.
The winner will be announced between 15 – 19 March.
Entry fee starts from 40 € during the (2 – 14 January) Special registration period, after that period ends the amount of the entry fee will increase.
Who can participate? ⇣
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 4 people.
Non Architecture Competitions will award only one winner that will receive 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner, and 7 honourable mentions.
The winner and the honourable mentions will be published in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website and reviewed in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.
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