January 29, 2008
by Canadian Architect
What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.
The best ideas, designs, descriptions, images, and videos will be selected by some of the world’s most distinguished designers and critics and featured in a month-long exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in July 2008. All three winners will be flown to New York to collect their prizes at the opening party.
The jury is comprised of: Beatriz Colomina, architectural historian, New York; Stefano Boeri, editor-in-chief, Abitare magazine, Milan; Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York; John Maeda, MIT Media Lab, Boston; Geoff Manaugh, BLDGblog and Dwell magazine, San Francisco; Mark Wigley, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University; and Laetitia Wolff, editorial director, Surface magazine, New York.
Online submissions are accepted from March 1, 2008 onward until the April 20, 2008 deadline. A fee of $20 must accompany each submission. Three prizes will be awarded as follows: $5,000 first prize; $3,000 second prize; and $1,500 third prize.
Register now at www.whitehouseredux.org and send in your ideas for the Presidential Palace of the future! Those who register will receive a full brief, submission instructions and a registration code that will allow them to log into a special participants’ area of the website.