OVERVIEW

The purpose of the PPC Imaginarium Architecture awards is to promote the use of Portland cement-based concrete in creating more sustainable environments and communities. The category's programme focuses on stimulating innovative thinking and raising awareness around the critical environmental issues associated with contemporary architecture, while simultaneously questioning the relevance of existing typologies and sustainability strategies in dealing with built/un-built/waste contexts.

Students, candidate professionals, and recently qualified SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession) registered professionals are encouraged to submit a design investigation. Through their submission, entrants must show a detailed resolution, which illustrates an innovative and sustainable solution, utilising a Portland cement-based concrete application.

HOW IT WORKS

The timeline for entry and judging in the Architecture category is divided into the following phases:

REGISTRATION PHASE

Entrants register online in order to be able to submit their work.

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

Entrants establish their artistic concept and submit a conceptual statement online.

ONLINE PRE-JUDGING PHASE

The submissions are pre-judged, and then entrants are informed as to whether or not they have made it to the production phase.

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN PRODUCTION PHASE

Successful entrants produce the physical versions of their design.

FINAL ONLINE DESIGN SUBMISSION

Entrants prepare their designs for submission and submit the online form.

NATIONAL JUDGING

Submissions are judged by a panel at the national judging point.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA

The work of entrants will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges. To be eligible for entry, there are number of criteria to consider. Entrants are expected to take careful note of the information and conditions in this section. Non-compliance will result in disqualification.

READ ABOUT THE CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

SUBMISSION CRITERIA - ARCHITECTURE

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REGISTRATION

15 April - 30 September 2016

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

15 April - 30 September 2016

During the conceptualisation phase, entrants need to submit the following online:

  • A conceptual statement of no longer than 250 words that communicates your design intentions.

  • Preliminary submissions are limited to 4MB. However, please be aware that should their design be chosen as a category finalist, we will require hi-res electronic versions of your entry.

  • The submission can be supplemented with drawings, diagrams etc.

ONLINE PRE-JUDGING PHASE

3 - 10 October 2016

During this phase, entrants will be notified about whether or not their pre-judged work has made it through to the next round.

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN PRODUCTION PHASE

10 October 2016 - 19 January 2017

While working on the design, entrants should consider the following factors:

  • Judges are looking for an entry that considers a holistic sustainability strategy.

  • Entries should consider the innovative use of Portland cement-based concrete.

  • The design resolution and communication of the design intention should be clear.

  • Entrants may enter a maximum of four A1-size boards (or an integrated banner).

  • For publicity purposes, we will also require entrants work in high-res electronic format.

  • Photos of models and short audio-visual clips are permitted.

  • Electronic AV submissions that make use of modelling are permitted.

  • The entrant must grant to the organisers the non-exclusive right to make photographic reproductions of the entry in any manner or form, royalty free, for marketing, promotional, educational and academic purposes and for purposes of exhibiting the entry.

FINAL ONLINE DESIGN SUBMISSION

7 - 9 February 2017

  • Architecture designs are submitted online via the online entry form in January 2017.

  • No late submissions will be accepted.

NATIONAL JUDGING PHASE

11 March 2017

All Architecture entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges

WHO CAN ENTER

Young professionals who have graduated within the past three years.
Students at an accredited tertiary institution, recent graduates or young professionals registered with SACAP.
Entrants must be 18 years or older.
Group and individual projects are permitted.


WHERE TO ENTER

Final architecture designs are to be submitted online in January 2017.

 


JUDGING CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on the development of a holistic sustainability strategy, the innovative use of Portland cement-based concrete, the design resolution, and the clarity in the communication of the design intention.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence with the organisers/judges will be allowed. It is in the sole and final discretion of the organisers/judges to cancel any entry on the grounds of illegality, infringement of any third party rights, or a transgression of the constitutional right of freedom of expression.

FIRST PRIZE R50 000

SECOND PRIZE R15 000

1ST PRIZE: R50 000 / 2ND PRIZE: R15 000

The winner of the Architecture category will receive a R50 000 cash prize.
Runners-up will receive a R15 000 award. Finalists are guaranteed an exhibit
of their work and online profiling of them and their projects. Winners get
automatic entry to the gala exhibition, with the chance to win a grand prize of
R100 000, and the title of PPC Imaginarium Champion.

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THE TIMELINE

Make sure you keep up with all the deadlines to ensure the success of your Imaginarium Awards submission.

REGISTRATION PHASE

15 April 2016 - 30 September 2016

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

15 April - 30 September 2016

ONLINE PRE-JUDGING PHASE

3 - 10 October 2016

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN PRODUCTION PHASE

10 October 2016 - 19 January 2017

FINAL ONLINE DESIGN SUBMISSION

7 - 9 February 2017

NATIONAL JUDGING

National judging & overall winner announcement

18 May 2017