international theatre architecture competition
the international organisation of scenographers, theatre architects and
technicians [oistat] promotes the international exchange of knowledge and
practise of scenography, theatre architecture and stage technology. oistat
is an umbrella to 32 organisations in as many different member-countries.
the competition is organised by oistat architecture commission.
competition of ideas
the aim of this competition is to pose a rather simple design-problem for a
performance building of around 400 seats to encourage a much more detailed
exploration of the performance room itself and the way in which it responds
to a particular set of needs which will be defined by the competitor. in
this way, we hope to encourage innovative thinking based on a deeper
understanding of the relationship between the performance itself and the
theatre architecture, which facilitates it.
open to professionals and students
the competition is open to architects and students at architectural
institutes and, where possible, to teams including practitioners or students
of scenography and stage technology and related fields.
this idea-competition uses an 'open' site, a location selected by the
competitor. the brief - included in the competition conditions - explains
what contestants are required to design, while at the same time leaving many
decisions tot the participants themselves.
the first prize is $ 5,000 [usa-dollars]. the second prize is $ 1,500
[usa-dollars]. there are seven additional prizes of $ 500 [usa-dollars] each
along with honourable mentions. a catalogue illustrating at least 25
mentions will be published in june 2003. each competitor will receive a
catalogue. the international jury consists of five members.
competitors: euros 50,-
student-competitors: euros 30,-.
the payment must be done before february 15th and the payment must be
received in our bank account before march 15th.
as the organisation of oistat-tac we are grateful to the many visitors till
now. we feel it as a token of interest in this idea-competition which aim
is, we like to emphasize, 'to pose a rather simpler design-problem for a
performance building with approximately 400 seats and to encourage a much
more detailed exploration of the performance-room itself and the way in
which it responds to a particular set of needs, which will be defined by the
competitor', to be read under the competition theme.
in consult with members of the architecture commission at their meeting in
japan, october 2002, the entry-fee for students is reduced with 40%. so
students have to pay e 30.
therefore every student-competitor must mention in the letter under 2.2.3
next to his name and address, the university, institute or school of
architecture where he/she is registered on february 15, 2003.
here with we present the answers to the questions we have received.
we wish you a lot of inspiration and good luck.
jan kramer, president of the oistat architecture commission
november 1, 2002.