Competition :: AIAS/Kawneer Frozen Music Design



Goethe once said, "Architecture is frozen music…," and for many years the relationship between architecture and music has inspired and confounded many philosophers and artists.

The beauty in these words is that music is never static, but in constant change within the confines of time and technology. Kawneer and the AIAS challenge you to explore this relationship, by designing an innovative concert hall that enriches and enlivens its community while responding to the ever-changing demands of music itself.

Like music, this competition dares you to write your own symphony of components. Participants are challenged to select a coastal city that is musically inclined and bring architecture alive through your design.

Be sure to tie into the fabric of the city and explore retail aspects such as a connecting art gallery or restaurant. Participants will be challenged to meet programmatic needs as well as the use of Kawneer products while creating inspiring designs that could become the definition of what music means to architecture today.

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2013
Submission Deadline: November 22, 2013

First Place: $3,000 (AIAS Chapter $500)
Second Place: $1,500 (AIAS Chapter $275)
Third Place: $750 (AIAS Chapter $200)
Three Honorable Mentions: $500 each

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