The Spain-USA Foundation, in the framework of the SPAIN arts & culture program, organizes the design contest “Booth SPAIN arts & culture “ in order to create a new exhibition space, modular and removable to exhibit the work of Spanish artists and creators in the United States. Based on a proposal of a prestigious jury, the Spain-USA Foundation, will award a prize of $3,500. In addition to that, there is a budget of $15,000 for the development of the idea, the direction of the project, and its production and execution.
The objective of the “Booth SPAIN arts & culture “ competition is
The creation of an exhibition booth conceived as a container element, versatile, removable and mobile and whose function will be the promotion and diffusion of different artistic disciplines through temporary exhibitions in Washington D.C.
When drawing up the proposal, participants must take into account the following considerations:
- The proposal will be modular, versatile and moveable; it must be removable for its storage or to act as support of artistic projects of multiple characteristics.
- The exhibition booth must have an approximate surface area of between 8 and 15 m2.
- It must be constructed with light and resistant materials for easy assembly and disassembly, and fire-resistant.
- The exhibition booth shall include interior lighting and electrification. Regarding the projection of audiovisual works, the placement of a projector inside the booth must be considered.
- The module must be accessible to people with disabilities.
- The design must be sufficiently robust to withstand a minimum of 5 cycles of use with assembly and disassembly without replacement of additional material.
- The budget of material execution must include the production, transport and installation in Washington D.C. The maximum budget is $15,000, taxes excluded.
- The proposal shall be technically and constructively feasible.
In the contest can participate architects with Spanish nationality and legally entitled (licensed in Spain) to practice the profession, and also multidisciplinary teams. The registration is free and will be formalized through a document following the model attached in the contest rules from April 5, 2017. The proposals must be delivered exclusively in digital format to Opencalls@spainculture.us, until June 2, 2017 at 24.00 h (GTM +1).
The Jury is composed of the president María Molina Álvarez de Toledo (Cultural Counselor Head of the Spanish Office at the Spanish Embassy in the United States), secretary Lola Vico López (Doctor in Architecture and art historian) and three jury members: Juan Herreros (Doctor in Architecture and permanent professor at ETSAM-Madrid and Columbia-NYC), Lorena Martínez de Corral (art historian an independent critic and curator) and Patricia García Chimeno (Architect & Architect-US CEO).
View complete Contest Rules (in Spanish): Bases Concurso Módulo Spain Arts and Culture
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In 2016, with the aim of promoting opportunities to provide international young professionals with the chance of having a first approach to the American Building Industry, Architect-US Career Training Program hosted an International Competition for the Design and Construction of the program’s booth at the American Institute of Architects 2016 National Convention, held between May 19-21st in Philadelphia, PA. The 1st prize was won by Rebecca Lou Zhenyuan, who also found a job at Kieran Timberlake, where she is currently pursuing the Architect-US J-1 Visa Program.