2011 Open Architecture Challenge – [un]restricted access

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Dotting the global landscape, decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark – symbols of triumph, pride, pain and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. These abandoned structures and ghost towns disrupt neighborhoods and split entire communities.

Architecture for Humanity is hosting the 2011 Open Architecture Challenge – [un]restricted access – a design competition that will re-envision the future of decommissioned military space. This is an open invite to the global design and construction community to identify retired military installations in their own backyard, to collaborate with local stakeholders, and to reclaim these spaces for social, economic, and environmental good.

The Challenge
The Open Architecture Challenge reaches beyond traditional bounds of architecture by challenging designers and architects to partner with community groups and to develop together innovative solutions that improve the built environment.

The 2011 Open Architecture Challenge invites architects, designers and creatives around the world to re-design retired military sites. This competition asks designers to partner with communities surrounding these former places of conflict to transform hostile, and oftentimes painful, locations into sites where groups can create civic change.

How Many Decommissioned Sites are There?
Good question. Help us build a global count of decommissioned military sites. Click here to add a site to the map. They can be any kind from any place.

The only rule is: It must be an abandoned, closed or decommissioned military site.

We are asking you to work on a site near you but it you can’t find one we are recommending the following:

Site 1: Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Cuba
Site 2: NSA, New Orleans

Dates                Competition Schedule*
October 18 2011 Challenge Launch
March 31 2012 Registration Ends
May 01 2012 Submission Deadline
June 01 2012 Semi-Finalists Announced
July 02 2012 Winner + Finalists Announced
August 2012 Exhibition of Entries

*Dates subject to change. All registered teams will be notified, and promotional documents and media channels will be updated to appropriately reflect updates. 


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