The Cemintel 9Dots Awards, one of Australia’s famous architectural awards programs, is now calling for applications from industry professionals and students. The competition aims to promote a reimagination of architectural possibilities and to redefine the typological ideas of the tight, urban block.
All entrants are provided with a brief to design an innovative multi-residential building in a high-density area, using Cemintel creative solutions.
The professional award categories invite applications from architects, building designers and specifiers and apart from the award the program also offers an all-expenses paid 17-day architectural study tour of Japan and China. On the other hand, the student award categories receive $2000 towards their school tuition fee in addition to a $500 cash prize.
A panel of judges comprising experienced industry professionals will judge the entries.
Cemintel General Manager, Drew Spiden said, “Cemintel’s 9Dots Award is about creating an exceptional design proposal by thinking outside the square and addressing the current demands of the building industry.
“9Dots Award 2014 will encourage participants to rethink the culturally ingrained ‘quarter acre block’ and formulate how it can be adapted to solve a range of issues around affordable housing, dwelling size, infill development and, most significantly, density. Imaginative infill projects in cities such as Tokyo, demonstrate that smaller and varied housing does not have to compromise quality spaces and living amenity. Spaces that are flexible, multi-use, and embrace overlaps in public and private zones can initiate a new take on the housing typology, promoting a future housing model,” added Drew.
Entries close 28 August 2014.