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[AC-CA] : Alternative Car-park Tower Architectural Competition, HONG-KONG

This is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.

"[AC-CA] sees its competitions as providing an opportunity for architectural experimentation, discussion and speculation. We are interested in motivating architects to provide their own point of view, which very often may lead such a vision push the boundaries and the rules defined by the competition. In other words, entrants are free to explore how far they can push the rules and guidelines set without breaking them to avoid being disqualified from the competition."

From the brief:
The parking structure has captured the imagination of novelists, photographers and film-makers, and yet it remains peripheral to our culture, best understood as forbidding fictional setting or as an often imposing silent building that we encounter along on the way.
Hong Kong situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. And with a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

Much of Hong Kong’s terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes of which less than 25% of the territory’s landmass is developed and about 40% of the remaining land area is reserved as country parks and nature reserves
Car parks are not very appreciate by users (too cold, too dark, too insecure etc..) and this competition hopes to offer a new take on this type of building that is far too quiet.

Ramp, slope, incline, diagonal, acclivity, declivity, scarp, escarp and rise are terms which all describe a condition other than flatness. We find obliquity in topography, as in rail and road, where it may describe a character and is useful when seeking to locate and to orient. The ramp is the result of the wheel, which distinguishes the motion of the car from that of the human body, sets the ramped multi-storey car park apart from other types of building.

Architects, Engineers and Students.
Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the competition.

FEES ///
_Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 1st July to 12th August 2011
_Late Registration: US$ 120 from 13th August to 15th October 2011


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