On an international stage the global financial crisis and the current economic instability in Europe is shaping the built environment for future generations. Here in Australia, housing affordability, environmental sustainability and the development of regional and urban areas to house an increasing population are key issues currently facing everyday Australians.
Architecture plays a pivotal role in providing solutions to these concerns. To promote this role to the wider community OpenHAUS Exhibitions and DARCH invites design professionals and design students to create an ‘Advertisement for Architecture’.
The most outstanding of these entries will be exhibited at the award winning Surry Hills Library and Community Centre , Sydney, Australia for the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010 and published in the accompanying catalogue.
Entrants are invited to submit an A0 advertisement that reflects upon:
The advertisements are not intended to promote individual architectural firms but architecture as a ‘big idea’. They are an opportunity to reflect on how the profession has evolved and to generate creative and innovative ways of communicating the strengths of the profession to a wider audience.
The exhibition provides a chance to promote the architectural profession and engage with the public. It is an opportunity for established firms, emerging practices and architectural graduates and students to promote architecture to the public and in doing so create more opportunities for the profession to contribute to the built environment.
Stage 1: Preliminary Submission + Registration Deadline
Monday 20 September 2010
All registrations must be received by 20 September 2010 and are non-refundable.
All entrants are required to submit their entries in electronic format for selection by the adjudication panel.