what is architecture in the fourth dimension

The Competition Questions and Answers have been posted (click link to view)

Competition Information and Details (pdf)

The competition provides a unique opportunity for future architects to challenge conventional
approaches to design, and to investigate and develop new concepts for an open and sustainable
architecture for the 21st century.

This is an open competition with limited restrictions. It is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to open building principles in an urban context. All current students are elegible to participate, including students earning their degrees during the 2010-2011 academic year.

All information pertaining to the competition, including awards, jury, and detailed submission information is available in the document linked at the top of this page.

Link to Competition Packet Download (.zip file - right click and choose 'save as' to download)
Packet Contents: CAD base file (.dwg), base plan (.pdf with layers), and site area (.pdf)

Link to Competition Q&A (Entrant questions and answers from the conference organizers and our collaborators from the healthcare design field...thank you for your patience while the responses were collected!)

Link to MassGIS portal (in Java window, this link will load a view of the site automatically with aerial imagery, contours, and parcels; this viewer can export GIS shape files) ***Please note that this application has been updated recently and the direct link was recreated 6/9/2011. In the future if this link does not work, visit the MassGIS page directly and browse the viewer manually.

Link to photos of the site (.zip file - right click and choose 'save as' to download)
Among the photos is a reference map indicating the approximate location of the photo.

Link to Google Streetview and Aerial Maps
Provides view of existing interior buildings and streets within the site

Entrants should note that there is no formal registration process. Entrants register by submitting their entries. Final submissions will be made digitally to the address specified in the competition document. Adherence to format requirements and proper file naming is mandatory for an entry to be received, processed, and judged; therefor it is important for entrants to carefully read the competition document and check this web page frequently for updates.

For more information contact openarch@bsu.edu

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• Dr. Stephen Kendall, Conference Chair; Prof., Ball State University, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Michael Gibson, Conference Co-Chair; Assist. Prof., Ball State University
• Dr. Jia Beisi, Assoc. Prof., University of Hong King, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Dr. Kazunobu Minami, Prof., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo; Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Dr. Shin Murakami, Prof., Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya; Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
• Michelle Jiang Yingying, Secretary for China Affairs, CIB W104. michelle.jyy@gmail.com

Visit the 2008 Open Building conference website: Education for an Open Architecture