9th CAA International Student Competition: WISE

on Tuesday 11 September 2012 - 18:06:13 | by T Z H
CAA 2012 Wise Competition LogoArchitecture students from around the world are invited to design forward thinking environments for our ageing population. You are asked to design a dwelling or precinct for yourself and/or others when aged and retired. Your proposition may be a house for an extended family; a multi-generational precinct; an agile planning strategy accommodating changing family structures from cradle to grave; housing for unusual demographic mixes or another well-considered option. The competition asks for designs that facilitate security, dignity, access and participation of aged people in communities.

As part of the competition, entrants will propose a design scenario. The jury is interested in your strategies for connecting the elderly within the broader context of family and/or community considering relationships between different age groups rather than focusing on either gated retirement communities or nursing home facilities. The jury will be looking for proposals that respond to a deep understanding of the social and physical contexts within your selected site location. The size of the design proposition is not important in itself, but the design should be distinctive and compelling, with cultural value.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all architecture students, worldwide, who at the time of preparing their submission are registered at a Higher Education Institution. It is not limited to those studying in Commonwealth Countries. Individual and group entries are acceptable. Postgraduate research students and higher degree students are not eligible to take part but CAA welcomes undergraduate students and postgraduate coursework students working towards a professional architecture degree qualification. Entrants are encouraged to build a team with other students including students from other disciplines.

Key dates
Registration Opens - June, 2012
Question Close - November 9, 2012
Final Answers - November 16, 2012
Submissions Open - November 23, 2012
Submissions Close - January 11, 2012

Prizes
First Prize: £2500 | Second Prize: £1000 | Third Prize: £600 

The Competition Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will be a part of the CAA Conference which will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
, in February 2013.

Visit the Competition site to know more.    
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