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Competition Grid

Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions, 1st Edition

Edited by Maria Theodorou, Antigoni Katsakou

RIBA Publishing

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781859467107
pub: 2018-05-11
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The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions is a comprehensive review of architectural competitions. Each section features international research overviews as well as lively discussions with experts that draw on first-hand experience of the competition process. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Architecture Competitions between Experience and Experiment (Maria Theodorou and Antigoni Katsakou)

PART 1: THE RULES OF THE GAME

The Evolution of the UK Competition System (Judith Strong)

On Competition Rhetoric and Contemporary Trends (Elisabeth Tostrup)

International Competitions after World War II (1948-1975) and the International Union of Architects (UIA) (Aymone Nicolas)

Discussions – Part 1; Competition Practices in the UK and the Role of the RIBA (Paul Crosby)

RIBA-USA: A Different Take on Competitions (Jonathan Wimpenny, Tim Clark, Angela Brady and Phil Allsopp)

PART 2: EXPERIMENTING WITHIN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS

Architecture Competitions Made in Denmark (Kristian Kreiner)

Experimentation within Swedish Competitions (Magnus Rönn)

Managerial Practices in Dutch Competitions and Impact on Architects (Leentje Volker and Marina Bos-de Vos)

Discussion – Part 2; Professionals Winning over the Competitions’ System (Sara Grahn, Stefan Thommen, Angel Borrego Cubero and Cindy Walters)

PART 3: EXPERIMENTING WITH ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS

E-procurement Delivering Better Design Competitions (Walter Menteth)

BIM, A Discussion in Norwegian Competitions (Birgitte Sauge)

New Proposals for the Representation and Assessment of Competition Proposals (Tiina Merikoski)

Discussion – Part 3; Experimentation in Context (Tom Bloxham, Cilly Jansen, Susanna Sirefman and Thomas Hoffmann-Kuhnt)

PART 4: RE-VISITING ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS' STRUCTURES AND FORMS

Competitive Strain Syndrome (Jeremy Till)

Designing the High Line: Defining the High Line through Design Competitions (Robert Hammond)

Strategien Für Kreuzberg – Relocating the Urban Regeneration Debates into the Neighbourhood (Florian Kossak)

Discussions – Part 4; Community before Competitions (Peter Wynne Rees)

Competitions and Educational Structures (Craig Stott & Simon Warren)

Competitions and Genders – A Feminist Approach (HI-VIS Feminist Design Collective on Reproductive Labour and Competitions)

Afterword (Antigoni Katsakou and Maria Theodorou)

About the Editors

Maria Theodorou is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of History & Theory of Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture, as well as Director and founding member of the Independent School of Architecture for All (SARCHA). Her research is well-known internationally and she has been an invited speaker at events in the US (Princeton), UK (AA, Bartlett, ESALA), Switzerland, Prague, and Greece.

Antigoni Katsakou PhD is a London-based architect and author. She has taught in the UK, Switzerland and Greece, presented her work worldwide and been awarded with several funding grants. She has published in several languages on architectural competitions, including the co-authored Concevoir des logements. Concours en Suisse 2000-2005 [Designing Apartments; Competitions in Switzerland 2000-2005].

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice