Founded in 1977 as an alternative to mainstream architectural publishing, Pamphlet Architecture provides a forum for architects and writers to present their ideas, theories and designs in modest, affordable booklets. Pamphlet Architecture helped launch the careers of architects from Steven Holl and Lebbeus Woods to Zaha Hadid, and has had influence far exceeding the ad-hoc nature of these humble books.
Competition Theme: Investigations in Infrastructure
At a time of new government leadership committed to investing in the United States' infrastructure, architects, engineers, and artists should propose new directions for transportation, energy, and agriculture at a continental scale. In this spirit, no visionary dimension is too large, no inventive proposal too ambitious to consider. Projects designed for countries other than the United States should be generalized enough to be applicable.
The winner will receive a prize of $2,500 and the opportunity to have their manuscript published by Princeton Architectural Press as Pamphlet Architecture 30. The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for professionals.
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Applicants can register at pamphletarchitecture.org. The winner will be announced in September 2009.
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2009.
Please register at pamphletarchitecture.org before submitting your project.
Applicants cannot have previously published work in book form (with the exception of work made for an employer).
Please include an abstract (250 words) of your submission.
Submissions must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper and may not exceed 16 pages in length.
Submissions should be anonymous. Please include a separate sheet with your name, address, and email, in the form of your Paypal registration receipt. If you register as a student, please staple a photocopy of your valid student ID to this sheet.
If you wish your submission to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Submissions may be sent to:
Pamphlet Architecture, Ltd.
37 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003 USA