Competition Architecture

Frederik Prinz

Braun-Publishing, 2010
Hardcover with dust jacket
22.5 x 29.5 cm
416 pages
786 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-03768-041-4

Competitions are among the most exciting occurrences in the field of architecture. It provides designers unique opportunities to pitch their work across the globe. This title features entries of different typologies for various individual competitions as well as today’s main contemporary architectural competitions. For these, like the planning for the grounds of the World Trade Center in New York, the most significant contributions are presented.

Competition entries are the original architectural concepts, which usually on the way to becoming completed buildings are subject to many changes and compromises – and sometimes are not built at all. They dive into the heart of unrestricted creativity and offer astounding insights into the inner world of architectural creativity. It is from competitions that new ideas and tendencies are emerging. The exciting possibilities which architecture of today has to offer are presented here by means of texts, renderings and planning material.

From the contents:

Major Competitions:

Campus de Justicia de Madrid, Spain (Entries among others by Zaha Hadid Architects, Francisco Magado, Foster + Partners), Gazprom Headquarters, St. Petersburg, Russia (Entries among others by Studio Daniel Libeskind, Massimiliano Fuksas, Office of Metropolitain Affairs), Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Entries among others by Hans Hollein, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, heneghan.peng.architects), Various Entri, Theatre Spijkenisse,

The Netherlands (UNStudio), Freeport Arts Center, IL, USA (Brininstool + Lynch), Beijing Wanhao Century Center, China (Morre Ruble Yudell)