[artinfo] Fwd: Competition URBAN STRATEGIES AWARD 2011

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From: Architecture <architecture at uni-ak.ac.at>
Date: 2011/7/18
Subject: Competition URBAN STRATEGIES AWARD 2011 / University of 
Applied Arts Vienna

STUDY GRANT (15.000 Euros)!

The Urban Strategies postgraduate program builds a worldwide
competence center that addresses the city as the central field of
action for today's production of architecture. This award has been
established to encourage young architects and related professionals to
push the envelope of their discipline, by widening their repertoire
and competence towards the urban realm. We ask for conceptual design
and research statements that envision an urban strategy for the city
of your origin or the city you live in. Can you be radical and
contextual at the same time? At what scale do you consider
architectural thought as meaningful for the particular urban

what CITY? what STRATEGY? what SCALE?

Ideas for new urban positions within the architectural disciplines
A single grant is awarded for free participation at the Urban
Strategies Postgraduate Program.
Duration: 16 months full time / Regular course fee: 15.000 Euro /
Title MSc Urban Strategies /
The grant does not guarantee the successful completion of the course.
Group submissions are welcome; however, the grant will be divided by
the amount of group members.


Competition launch: July 18
Submission deadline: September 5
International Jury meeting: Mid September
Announcement of winner: End of September


Online submission in English to urban.strategies at uni-ak.ac.at

# 1x A1.pdf [landscape; max 20MB] visualizing the urban strategy +
title and headline, incl. name of applicant in the upper right corner
# 1x A4.doc / max 700 words motivation / explanation of strategy
# scanned copy of diploma and certified translation [English]
# scanned copy of passport
# CV (max 2 A4 pages) / academic background, earlier and recent
professional experiences incl. indication of the basis of English
language skills

Assessment Criteria

The winner will be defined by a process of selection in 3 rounds.
1st: Originality and innovation of approach / selection of max 20
projects / judgment based on A1.pdfs
2nd: Degree of innovation and ability of expression selection of 3
projects / judgment based on A1.pdf and explanation of strategy,
3rd: Comprehensiveness of vision, motivation and personal background /
definition of order and selection of winner / judgment based on
A1.pdf, explanation of strategy, motivation and CV

Eligible Persons

Eligible persons are students that hold a bachelors or masters degree
in architecture and related disciplines [age max 30 years], excluding
staff and current students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna,
as well as any person involved in the competition organization.

Formal Failure

All entries that do not fulfill the formal criteria of the competition
will be excluded from any further procedure: non eligibility, late
entries, and incompleteness of submitted documents.

Enrolment & Replacement

The winner of the competition agrees to confirm acceptance within
three weeks, and will enroll in the University of Applied Arts Vienna
latest 6 months after announcement of winning. Otherwise the grant
will be given to the next replacement. Unexpected cases of
incapability of timely enrolment [visa procedures, affliction] are to
be addressed at first instance to the administrator of the program and
will be weighted according to the particular circumstances.

Rights of Publication

Owner- and authorship of the submitted work remains by the applicants.
Urban Strategies reserves the legal possibility to publish the results
in any media when indicating the author. Submitted entries may be
published by the author only when mentioning Urban Strategies Award
2011 as the legal framework of the work. Authors of selected works for
publication agree in submitting particular parts of their projects in
higher image resolution for print publication on request by Urban Strategies.

Urban Strategies Postgraduate Program
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna
urban.strategies at uni-ak.ac.at

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