On the occasion of 2nd Balkan Architecture Biennale, association Kolektiv together with Biennale
organizers, announces an open call for concept, design and production of space installation(s) and/or the
setting in the gallery Kolektiv
THEME: BASIC BALKAN ARCHITECTURE
01 BASIC REINVENTED
Due to changes in economy and ideology, identity in Balkan countries is under reassessment. This state creates opportunity for reinvention, rethinking
and redefinition of ideas and concepts in architecture that are in its fundaments.
We would like to explore Balkan cultural diversities, that is reflection of complex historical changes, in order to reveal its common denominators.
02 BASIC MATERIALITY - WOOD
This year installation should be made predominantly out of wood. As basic building material, wood gives opportunities to design and perform spatial
concepts in wide range of techniques-from basic to most advanced construction systems.
03 EXHIBITION AS ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
Authors are encouraged to embrace the character of the exhibition gallery space as an opportunity to produce and make, rather than describe or
present the project. The transfer of ideas, intentions, concepts, attitude is welcome in any selected media - a spatial installation, photography, film,
graphics, drawing, assemblage, sculpture, models, etc.
Competition is open to all individuals or groups who create and think in the fields of architecture and design. The call is open to final year students too.
No Registration is required.
01 drawings and graphics of proposal should be submitted at maximum 2 sheets of format A2 ( 420mm x 594mm)
It should include at least 1 layout, 1 section and 1 elevation in scale of 1:50
02 textual explanation of the concept (max 1 page A4) Textual explanation should include:
- technical description of the project
- cost estimation
- material specification
- estimation of the time needed for production and setting of installation
03 optional : any additional material, in digital media, that better explains the concept
Submission is anonymous. All documents must be signed with 6 digits entry code in upper right corner. Documents should be named as follow:
01 Drawings and graphic in 150 dpi resolution: BBA_entry code_board1.pdf and BBA_entry code_board 2.pdf.
02 Text: BBA_entry code_text.pdf
03 Additional material: BBA _entry code_additional.*
04 Filled application form: BBA_entry code_application.pdf
Bostjan Bugaric, KUD C3 director, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nikola Radeljković, Designer, ForUse / Numen, co-founder of Balkan Design Network, Croatia
Ivan Kucina, Architect, professor at Dessau International School of Architecture
competition secretary: Olivera Petrovic, Gallery Kolektiv
Winning proposal will be implemented, and its setting will be performed personally by the author.
We will cover 2 air-tickets up to 300 EUR per person and accommodation in Belgrade for one week
Works that are shortlisted will be published on web portals of associations KOLEKTIV and BAB, within online catalogs, exhibitions, etc.
- 01st October, 2015 open call announcement
- 15th October, 2015 final day for submitting questions
- 01st November, 2015 final date for submission of proposals
- 15th November, 2015 results announcement
- 1st - 7th December, 2015 setting up of the installation
- 8th - 29th December, 2015 exhibition
Opening ceremony will on 8th of December at 20:00 with presence of authors of winning entry.
GENERAL DESIGN GUIDELINES
1 There is no limitation in terms of materials, scale, technology or physical properties of the proposal. Certain conditions relating to the use and safety
of the gallery must be taken into account.
2 The intervention should be designed so that its duration is 1 month so the temporary nature of the materials should consider this period.
3 The budget of the intervention, including materials and labor should not exceed 1500.00 EUR.
4 The proposal must physically observe the limits of exhibition space. View PDF drawings and images of KOLEKTIV.
5 Take into consideration that space has no security personnel or ongoing maintenance.
All questions regarding the competition can be sent to:
more information and competition update:
Balkanskog arhitektonskog bijenala - BAB, udruzenje KOLEKTIV ARHITEKATA
Prištinska 40, Karadjordjeva 52
11000 Beograd 11000 Beograd
Exhibition concept and curators: