Competition: 72 Hour Urban Action - Open Call Print
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 10:49


72-Hour-Urban72 Hour Urban Action Project is an international rapid architecture and design festival. It is defined by community needs, an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space.

The organizers invite teams of architects, students, designers, artists and craftspeople to respond to community needs and wants in relation to its public spaces.

Selected teams will have three days and three nights to plan and realize their projects in response to missions assigned to them on takeoff day. Selected projects will remain on site permanently.

A professional jury will select a team to win the first prize.

72 Hour Urban Action will take place in Bat-Yam, Israel as part of the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism.

Apply by August 8st, 2010 | Takeoff on Biennale Launch, September 25th, 2010

Teams and individuals are invited to apply

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THE COMPETITION 10 Teams | 10 Missions | 1 Camp | 1 Prize | 72 Hours to Design and Realize

Selected teams get up to $ 2,500 for Materials | Central prefabrication camp | Sleeping Accommodations | Food | 'Angels' Team: Construction and Safety Engineers | Truck | Documentation

- 1st prize $3,800


The Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism | Timing 2010

Roadwork, construction, renovation, paving, roads closed for resurfacing… urban space is a constantly shifting entity. While the permanent "flexibility" of urban reality allows for dynamic evolution, it also lends a sense of uncertainty to everyday life. The 2010 Bat-Yam Biennale invites projects that examine the city’s “flexible” nature in relation to both infrastructures and resources, offering innovative uses for spaces that are under construction, transforming them into functional, temporal urban spaces.


Bat-Yam
The City of Bat-Yam is located south of Tel Aviv–Jaffa. West of Holon and north of Rishon Le'Zion. To its west is the Mediterranean Sea. The population of Bat-Yam counts 160,000 residents on 8 Square Kilometers (3 Square Miles) in the Heart of the Gush Dan metropolitan area.

The population of the city is a rich multi-cultural mix of immigrants and native Israelis, secular and religious people from a variety of backgrounds. The sea and the cultural diversity are two major components of Bat-Yam from its early days up to now.
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