Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition Planetarium: The Experience of Space. The magazine’s latest challenge invites creatives around the world to imagine a new typology of Planetariums, one that reflects today’s renewed interest in space new and emerging understandings of our world: a new paradigm in the relationship between media and physical space and a new typology of Planetarium which allows architecture and design to play a central role in the experience of space.
Today, we live in exciting times. We are steps closer to becoming an interplanetary species, astrophysics has blossomed into the mainstream, the discovery of exoplanets has altered our human worldview, and technology [both physical and virtual] has opened the door to previously unthinkable realities.
In this spirit of renewal, Eleven asks: How can architecture became a direct vehicle in experiencing space? Can architecture - through form, manipulation of scale, playing with light, shadow and the shifting dimension of time, tectonics, materiality and even new technological advances in augmented reality - become the function of learning about astronomy, turning design into a teaching tool through experience and engagement rather than a simple shell for projections?
What does the next generation of Planetariums look like? You decide.
Competition Website: http://www.eleven-magazine.com/?competition=planetarium