ARQUITECTUM was the first international platform and agency of its kind dedicated to organising open architecture competitions for professionals, graduates and students to present their vision for Various set projects as means of exposing and communication their practice and work to prospective clients, employers and publishers worldwide.
THE CHALLENGE The challenge for this competition is to design a new contemporary building to house the Gothic Design Archive. The structure should present a Modern or Contemporary interpretation of a Gothic Architecture. The Gothic design Archive will house a collection of historical documents or records and a host of information chronicling the Gothic influence on architecture, art, design, fashion and popular culture.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION The objectives of GOTHIC DESIGN ARCHIVE Competition are the following: • Reward quality design solutions that responds effectively to the specification of this brief. • Encourage architectural design solution and ideas that best respond to the location. • Generate both functional and volumetric contribution to the site. • Promote the design of a structure that take into context the site and topology. • Stimulate the discussion of ideas regarding the intervention and construction on such a site.