The jury shall be composed of members listed on the website (see Organizers page). Jurors shall independently assess all submissions on the basis of each scheme's architectural merit and overall sensitivity to the role of the building user. Notification: by Sep 20
1st and 2nd Prizes: Participation in Symposium “Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design” Nov 15-18:
Invited participation (for one person per winning contribution) in a symposium on ”Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design” in New York City, 2011 November 15-18; this is a great networking opportunity to meet designers and researchers interested in user-centered design and cutting-edge theoretical developments in architecture, cognitive and computational science. The 1st and 2nd prize winner will be sponsored to participate in the symposium, to present their winning schemes and discuss their approach with international experts from design and research. (stipend for participation in NYC symposium (Nov 15-18), covering flight (up to Euro 900), 5 nights at workshop hotel (+ free workshop registration, covering most meals during the event))
Senior Designer Prize: Participation in Symposium “Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design” Nov 15-18 While the 1st and 2nd price are expected to go to architecture students or recent graduates (past 3 years), we also encourage participation of teams or individuals with extended experience and/or representing well-established architecture companies. The Senior Designer Prize shall be awarded to the most visionary and user-oriented senior contribution to this competition.
Commendations: While commendations receive no monetary prize / symposium stipend, they are provided with a written letter of commendation from the committee, and will be preferred contributions for the planned post-competition book project.
Entrants in the competition will have priority access to a restricted number of symposium places, irrespective of winning status. These places will be allocated after the winners are announced.
The entries of prize winners and commendations will be presented as part of an exhibition during the symposium. The exhibition will be in the German Consulate to the United Nations, United Nations Plaza, Manhattan, New York.
Depending on the quality of submissions we intend to document a selection of the entries as a book publication. Scientific or architecture publisher yet to be determined.
Stipends: Depending on the quality of submissions the organizers reserve the right to grant fewer than the total of three stipends for the symposium in New York City.
Copyright: The organisers reserve the right to publish received entries and disseminate part or whole of competition entries as required. By entering the competition the registrants provide permission to the universities of Freiburg, Bremen and Northumbria for non-commercial, scientific use of any submitted materials, especially using building plans and imagery for analysis and scientific publication. Authorship of materials will be properly acknowledged in such scientific publication. Copyright ownership of submitted work will be in accordance with the Copyright and Patent Act 1988, which implies that copyright rests with the author. Designs and materials within submissions are the property of the participant, and may be used for their own purposes.
Limitations: No further contractual relationships will be entered into between competition entrants and the competition organizers.
Costs: Risks and costs of competition entries will solely be borne by competition participants. Participants will not be entitled to payment in any form for submission or entry into the competition.
Reproduction: Entrants are prohibited from the sale, transfer or assignment of competition materials and submission rights to a third party. By entering in this competition, all participants accept that materials from their submissions may be used for public display and dissemination by the organizers.