Arcology SkyScraper – HONG KONG

General Information:
Published by: SuperSkyScrapers
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Competition Information:
Category: SkyScraper & SuperSkyscraper
Fee Classification: Late Registration
Registration Fee: $150.00 USD
Competition Opened: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Competition Closes: Friday, April 12, 2013

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PROJECT:
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Arcology Skyscraper in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China. The design should create a new iconic Arcology skyscraper in the city.

PROGRAM AND USES:
Design programs should include the following spaces:
Residential (Living Spaces)
Commercial (Working and Retail Spaces)
Agricultural (Food Growing, Production and Distribution Spaces)
Social / Recreational (Relaxation and Social Community Spaces)
Recycling / Waste Management.
Total Plot Size: Approximately 9,670 m2.
SPACE ORGANISATION:The organisation of
the required space will be left to participants but must incorporate the specified spaces in this brief.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: There is no restriction in terms of size, program or space distribution, however the proposal must be within the specified plot and include any specified space in the program and uses section above.

COMMENTARY:
It is the organiser’s intention that participants are free to make the decision on the ratio, size, allocation and design layout of the Arcology Skyscraper proposed. Participants are free to distribute the required spaces within the Arcology according to their design to allow their ideas to shine through. This is only an ideas competition to investigate and challenge skyscraper design within a specific site context.

However exciting and challenging the creative opportunity presented with such loose parameters, it is important that proposals include the specified spaces in the brief. Participants are free to added other spaces to the program according to their vision for an Arcology skyscraper with today’s architecture practice and social expectations or that of the future.
ELIGIBILITY:
Architects
Graduate Architects
Architecture Students
Team (Architects, Graduate Architect, Architecture Students, Engineers, Designers )
Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers in-conjunction with an architect).
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members.
A registration is per a project submission and participants may submit more than one projects, however must register each entry seperately with our system assigning a Unique Registration Number (URN) to each registration.
Registration and participation in the competition implies an immediate acceptance by entrants of all terms & conditions governing the site and competition.
INELIGIBILITY:
Employees, consultants, agents of SuperSkyScrapers or its associated brands.
Employees, partners, friends, family, personnel, office practice or studios associated with any of the Jury.
Persons who have taken part in the organisation of the Competition or the writing of the architectural brief
Persons involved in the establishment or in the preparation of the program (including any feasibility for the Competition site or topic).

REGISTRATION:
Entrants may register by filling the online registration form and submitting it with the relevant payment by Debit/Credit card through a secure gateway.

FEES:
Every entrant shall be required to pay an entry fee as follows:
Special Registration: $80 US from 05th December 00:00 (GMT) to 14th December 2012 11:59 (GMT)
Early Registration: $100 US from 15th December 00:00 (GMT) to 19th January 2013 11:59 (GMT)
Standard Registration: $120 US from 20th January 00:00 (GMT) to 19th March 2013 11:59 (GMT)
Late Registration: $150 US from 20th March 00:00 (GMT) to 12th April 2013 11:59 (GMT)
Note:
Fees are not refundable under any circumstance as stated in the terms and conditions. All deadlines are 11:59 Hours (GMT)

METHOD OF PAYMENT
Applications to register and qualification for the various levels of Competition registration fees must arrive no later than 11.59 hours (GMT) on the date specified in the Timetable.

Registration payments can be made by the following methods:
VISA Debit/Credit Card
Master Card
Maestro Card
Solo Switch Card
Electron Card
PayPal Account
JURY
The judging panel for this SuperSkyScrapers competition will comprise of the following professionals:
Head Judge – Jeff Stein AIA – President Cosanti Foundation, Arcosanti, USA
Judge 1 – Damian Przybyla – Architect – “Migrant Skyscraper Evolo 2012, Poland
Judge 2 – Marc Aurel – Associate Professor – School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Plus 2 Consultants from the SuperSkyScrapers team will oversee every stage of the process.
SUMBMISSION DEADLINE
15th April 2013 ———————————– Closing Date for Submissions
RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT / PUBLICATION
03rd May 2013 ———————————– Official Result Announcement / Publication
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Winning project entry will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000.00 as follows:
1st Prize
US$ 3,500 (THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
2nd Prize
US$ 1,500 (ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
3rd Prize
US$ 1,000 (ONE THOUSAND US DOLLARS)
Announcement / Publication of the winners on the SuperSkyScrapers website will be:
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