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Take those losing concepts out of the wastebasket and recycle them.
January 17, 2010 8:16 AM   Subscribe

Competition Competition 2010, at Architizer is an entirely new kind of architectural award that chooses its winner from the un-rewarded competition entries of 2009.
posted by R. Mutt (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty cool. I've always found it so sad, all the brilliance and the weeks of work that go into these things, all too often just winding up in the wastepaper basket.
But I notice that of the submissions on display, only two are from North America, and they're total crap! The state of architecture in the US and Canada is so dire compared with the rest of the world. For one thing, by EU law all public buildings must be chosen through competition, whereas here the job is just given to the cheapest developer, with design quality considered a frivolous extra.
posted by Flashman at 9:13 AM on January 17, 2010


(oh, I see there are a couple more US examples than just the two on p.3, but still....)
posted by Flashman at 9:16 AM on January 17, 2010


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