AIAS/Kawneer Crisis Ready Stadium Student Design Competition
“The visible effects of the changing climate make civic design a whole new game.” The fabric of community is often developed around the spaces in which we congregate. Stadium, civic center, arena; regardless of the name the venue at which we join together to engage in large scale social activities become one of the cornerstones of our community, and a rallying point in times of need. This last aspect was made vibrantly clear during the immediate aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The Superdome, while physically large enough to handle the influx of the community that needed a place to rest, was ill prepared to act as even temporary lodging.
The realities of climate change and the importance of designing and building in such a manner that is resilient in all forms of benign and hostile weather are critical factors facing the architects of tomorrow. The Stadium, a place where we join together to engage in large scale social activities, has become one of the cornerstones of our community, and a rallying point in times of need. This competition asks of emerging designers to find ways stadiums can be utilized to serve as not only centers of entertainment but havens of refuge during times of need, during crisis, looking at stadiums as the critical component to any community, the critical mass we can gravitate to in times of need.
* Alternative space uses in the event of crisis and non-crisis
* ADA Requirements
* Security issues during crisis and non-crisis times
* Weather Resistive design withstanding at least a category 5 hurricane
* The entry should utilize building products by Kawneer
Registration Deadline: NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Submission Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2011
Total prize value of $7,725.00
There is no entry or submission fee required to participate in the competition for AIAS members. There is a $10.00 submission fee for non-members per entry.
Effective October 1, 2010, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that approved Design Competitions can now count towards core hours of the Intern Development Program (IDP)
It is the responsibility of the student submitting to the design competition and their mentor to determine whether or not their submission meets the expectations and requirements for IDP credit.
More information: http://kawneer.aias.org