December 19, 2009
by Canadian Architect
The International Union of Architects announces the launch of an international competition that invites architecture students from around the world to create image models of examples of significant architecture created during the 20th century.
This competition is an opportunity for the architects of tomorrow to enrich the web index at www.archi.fr/UIA with their own expression of a building of project from the last century, using today’s design tools. The image models to be designed for this competition need to be based on digital photographs created using Autodesk® ImageModeler™ and Autodesk® Stitcher™ Unlimited software. This software will be made available by Autodesk® to the competitors for use free of charge for the duration of the competition. All phases of the competition will be conducted online.
Students are free to choose the structure they wish to represent, from a major landmark to an unknown building, with the condition that it was built between 1901 and 2000. Entries can be architectural descriptions based on panoramic images and/or 3D models of the structure in its current state. Students may also work in groups, on different elements or structures in an architectural or urban complex.
Competitors should register online through the competition website until March 26, 2010. Submissions may be transmitted online from April 5-April 26, 2010.
This initiative is part of a partnership between the French Ministry of Culture and Communication’s direction of architecture and heritage; the French National Centre for Scientific Research (UMR 694 MAP-Gamsau Laboratory); the international committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement (Docomomo); and the UIA to develop and enrich the website www.archi.fr/UIA which is dedicated to 20th-century architecture.
Full competition regulations are available at the competition website at www.archi.fr/3D_20th. And for more information about ImageModeler™ and Stitcher™Unlimited software, please visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk® is the exclusive software sponsor of this competition.