Non Architecture Competition: SPACECRAFT DESIGN is now open for entries!
Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international architecture design competition titled “SPACECRAFT DESIGN”, asking participants to design a vehicle 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.
Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international design competition titled “SPACECRAFT DESIGN”.
The aim of the “Spacecraft Design” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate a conceptual design.
The participants are asked to design a vehicle 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.
You need to create a design concept for a space-ship. This time organizer challenges all designers to imagine and design the shape of a futuristic vehicle for space travel: a Spacecraft. Being the main topic about mobility in space, designers are free to decide if they want to focus their proposal exclusively on external design or in the internal design of the vehicle. Presented concepts are free to explore in a critical way the different interpretations of such topic, from practical approaches to more dystopian/utopian scenarios. Space travel is getting real and in the future will be all about experience. The further we might travel, the longest we will be living a spaceship as an actual domestic space. That calls for some architectural design. What could space transportation of the future look like? What could the complete user experience for space travel be?
Submission can address some of these questions. The proposal submitted could be a device, a space shuttle, a capsule or something completely different. The program dimensions are not given, and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their design. There is only one fixed parameter: the proposal must provide a means of transportation in space. See below in the full brief the presentation requirements for more details.
➜ The drawing must be presented in an A3 and the Spacecraft should be contained in an area not bigger than 20m x 25m x 50m, and must consider the transportation of humans aboard. Graphic scale of the object must be placed on the drawing in some way.
➜The axonometric projection must respect the following colour pallet:
- Non Architecture Blue (RGB 22,23,138);
- Non Architecture Grey (RGB 204, 203, 203);
- purple (RGB 255,0,104);
- black (RGB 0,0,0);
- white (RGB 255,255,255)
The core values of the competitions are:
/ Effective communication of the design qualities through the drawing
/ Originality of the design
/ Relevance to the building function addressed by the competition
➜ Effective communication of the design qualities through the drawing.
➜ Originality of the design.
➜ Relevance to the building function addressed by the competition.
The winners will be anounced 22 – 26 November 2021.
Non Architecture Competition: SPACECRAFT DESIGN - Entry fees
Entry fee is 30€ during the Special registration period (20 – 30 September 2021). After that period ends the amount of entry fee will increase.
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.
There will be one winner that will receive 1.000 euros, 7 honourable mentions and 6 editiorial pick.
The winners, the honourable mentions and editiorial picks will be published in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website and reviewed in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
There will be assigned (up to 36 prizes) as well and the finalist will be published in the Non Architecture Journal.
The organization will establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.