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ARCASIA Travel Prize 2015


ZONE A:
Mr. Projwol Raj Bajracharya
Traditional Newari Houses - Kathmandu, Nepal

ZONE B:
Mr. Made Suprana Wibawa
Jineng Roof - Bali, Indonesia

ZONE C:
Ms. Hang Mei Mary Grace Chiu
Steel Folded Rooftop Houses - Hong Kong

Announcement of the ARCASIA Travel Prize 2015 Winners

We are delighted to announce the three winners of the ARCASIA Travel Prize 2015, nominated by the jury of our Committee on Young Architects (ACYA) representatives from each country zone. The three winners and the excerpts of their winning research proposals are as follows :

ZONE A:


Mr. Projwol Raj Bajracharya

Traditional Newari Houses - Kathmandu, Nepal

"The history of Newari town houses dates centuries back. Knowledge and technique has been handed over from generation to generation with required modifications and upgrading. It is well understood that Newari architecture is result of isolated efforts and progressive development in various historical phases. [The research] will focus on use of steel members as an option to wooden members and develop proper structural system that would justify historic construction knowledge. It will also present economic, earthquake resistant, contextual, and easy to construct system of Newari residence by use of steel."

ZONE B:


Mr. Made Suprana Wibawa

Jineng Roof - Bali, Indonesia

"..The unique shape of the jineng roof, often become the inspiration for architects to be applied in modern building function...The next development was Granary roof shape applied to the building with a wide span structures. An example projects that use Jineng roof shape on the wide-span structure is Inaya Putri Bali Hotel Lobby located in the area BTDC Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. This building was designed by Urbane Indonesia collaborate with the author as project architect in 2013... To achieve that goal then was born the concept of combining the function of of contemporary building, with Balinese architecture, in this case Jineng. In the process, the function of jineng subsequently transformed into lobby, and maintain the basic form of jineng.

The future of steel structures in traditional build-ings and the transformation of traditional buildings is very possible. Steel has advantages such as a relatively quick processing, can be applied to wide span structures as well as enabling applied knock down."

ZONE C:


Ms. Hang Mei Mary Grace Chiu

Steel Folded Rooftop Houses - Hong Kong

"The roof of the buildings in Hong Kong is basically a flat surface... Hong Kong people waste not this opportunity but instead fully utilize them. People begin to put houses on the roof, as if it is another datum in the sky.Steel can be an appropriate solution. Due to its add-on nature, the lightweight property of steel can add minimum loading to the existing structure. The easy assembly of steel structure can reduce wet trade in the erection process which can minimize disturbance to existing tenants. Lastly, the foldable idea can facilitate the transporting of material easily into the usually small lift and narrow stairways."






Future of The Past – Steel Construction

ARCASIA Travel Prize 2015

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The ARCASIA Travel Prize in Architecture is the travel and research scholarship given to Young Architects of ARCASIA (40 years and under) and member of the institute of their country. The emphasis of the traveling scholarship is not only to promote research in the selected fields of study, but also to encourage cross border education as well as to foster cultural exchange between nations and institutes. This year, the ARCASIA Travel Prize aims to enable Young Architects to travel outside of their country to conduct design research in Japan related to architecture.

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AWARD:

There will be three (3) prizes awarded, one for each of three ARCASIA zones: Zone A, Zone B, Zone C. Please refer to ARCASIA website for more information on the country zones.
The monetary amount for the award shall be
Zone A: 4,500 USD
Zone B: 4,500 USD
Zone C: 4,500 USD

The monetary awards must be used for travel to Japan. In addition to conducting proposed research, the travel itinerary will include visits to Nippon Steel, Sumitono Metal and Kimitsu Works, as well as visits to related buildings using SuperDyma and relevant architectural offices.

Upon returning from the travel, the three winners will be required to present their travel findings during the ARCASIA Award Ceremony in the ARCASIA Forum 18 to be held in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in November 2015. The three selected projects will also be published in hard copy and e-journal.

BRIEF:

“Future of the Past” in Steel Construction The theme, Future of the Past, corresponds with the overarching theme of the ARCASIA Forum 18. The topic of study shall be steel construction techniques that can be used in traditional building form and building design in the applicant’s / the Young Architect’s home country and region. The proposed study shall culminate in a practical or hypothetical architectural design at the scale of multiple buildings, a building, a section of a building, or a particular building detail.

JURY & SELECTION CRITERIA:

The panel of judges shall comprise of the members of the ARCASIA Committee on Young Architects (ACYA), consisting of architects from each of the three ARCASIA zones.

Selection Criteria will be based on innovation and creative use of cold form steel technology as a building material to be used in a traditional building.

SUBMISSION:


Each proposal submission shall comprise of the following:
- Description of Goals & Objectives of the research.
- What will be achieved during the study trip to Japan.
- The proposal shall include travel itinerary during the research study trip.
- Visual images and historical precedents of traditional building form.

Submission Format:

1) Two A3 sheets, in format of High Quality Jpeg (Landscape Format 420×594 mm)
2) Resolution: 150dpi (3,508×2,480 pixels)
3) Text file containing the project statement (1000 words max).
4) Text file containing the entrants’ personal information, including name, age, contact address, email, and their architectural institute affiliation to their Asian country.

All materials must be submitted electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The total file size must not exceed 15 MB.

COMPETITION TIMELINE:

- Deadline for Submissions: May 11, 2015
- Announcement of Winners: June 15, 2015
- Travel period to Japan and Factory visits: July 15, 2015
- Presentation and Attendance at ARCASIA Forum: November 15, 2015

The Jury reserves the right to revise dates as deemed suitable during the award process.