AWARD SERIES DEDICATED TO HONOURING UNBUILT PROJECTS
Highlighting the potential for the positive impact that an exploratory approach in architecture has on the future of the profession.
PROJECT: Crowd-sourced Research
DURATION: 4 months
ORGANIZER: Non Architecture
Construction is the most obvious reward for an architectural project, but very often in order to make things buildable, architects have to sacrifice innovation and creativity and surrender to business as usual.
Non Architecture launched an award to honour those projects that didn’t take that approach and are unbuilt and unbuildable, either because they were designed to stay as such, or because their innovative charge brought them into the realm of the unpractical. We wanted to reward their innovative and experimental character with an award, organized in 4 categories – Urban, Landscape, Architecture and Aspatial.
By recognizing remarkable achievements in architecture, we intended to highlight exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners. Equally important, these awards elevate the potential for positive impact that an exploratory approach in architecture has on the future of the profession.
The award was open for student works, conceptual designs, competition entries, research & speculative initiatives of all sorts. Projects had an exploratory or critical purpose, as long as they were not designed with the primary goal of being built.