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22. Unbuilt Visions

Status Competition
Year 2013

We joined that competition by submitting the Master's degree project. The idea was to use the two boards (60cm x 92cm) we have as a two sides map where the project could be summarized and easy to understand. By combining those two ideas (map + overviwe of the project) we were able to go further by creating an interactive and fine-looking object.

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage by recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.

Throughout time, unbuilt projects have exerted significant influence on the trajectory of global architecture and design. Étienne-Louis Boullée’s monolithic Cenotaph for Newton expressed a sublime grandeur than continues to beguile contemporary architects. LeCorbusier’s utopian Ville Radieuse (1924) proposed a blueprint for social reform that radically transformed the design of 20th century cities worldwide. Mies van der Rohe’s austere concept for the Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper Competition (1921) fostered a seachange in our perceptions and expectations of the modern commercial workplace.

Continual shifts in architectural theory and production drive new desires to create and address untapped opportunities. Reflecting forces of globalization and crisis, contemporary architects and designers are negotiating new territories, defining alternative approaches, and engaging untested methodologies. The increasingly multidisciplinary nature of our work has become more experimental, while correspondingly less classifiable. In an era of significant technological innovation, speculative projects offer vast potential for advancing theoretical discourse, as well as alternative ways to intervene within the built environment. Yet there are inherent risks and challenges attached to exploring uncharted frontiers.

In the 21st century, which unbuilt ideas will reflect the most salient and avant-garde notions of our time?

Source :

Map GVA 2030
Map GVA 2030
Sketches #01
Sketches #02
Map - Recto
Map - Recto
Map - Verso
Map - Verso