he winners of the fourth Non Architecture competition (www.nonarchitecture.eu) “Showing – Alternative design for museums” unveiled, showing some absolutely innovative concepts for sport facilities designs.
This was the fourth of a series of nine competitions, oriented at pushing architects and designers to rethink traditional architectural typologies. In this case museums – intended as a building or a group of structures designed in order for works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed – have been reinterpreted by participants from all around the world. The challenge was to develop an unconventional design for a building to make, with absolute freedom of location, scale and program dimensioning.
The Jury, composed by Hector Garcia-Castrillo, Architect, BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, William Lewis, Associate, RA, SHoP Architects and Chiara Tonelli, Professor of Architecture, Roma Tre University selected 3 winners and 9 honorable mentions from more than 160 subscribers.
The winning projects showed a variety of approaches, from extremely visionaries solutions, to more practical and business oriented strategies, going from time traveling journeys to mental museums, from cities that became it’s own museum to temporary collective memories.
Winner: “Time Travel” / Samuel Schubert
“Berlin, 2020: Another time capsule opens its gates and reveals an abandoned exhibition”, a possible title for a future newspaper article related to the project. The idea is quite simple: A building that functions like an eternal architectural clockwork and permanently rotates.
Winner: “I” / Massotte Julien, Pitruzzella Jordan
Imagination is the real museum. Isn’t the space of current museums the limit of imagination ? A place where you do not have the choice to see what you want, and in which you wander, full of hope, expecting to find something that will transcend you just for a moment. What if this experience becomes unlimited ? Without any notion of space. Without any concept of time. Just focusing on your own emotion.
Winner: “Shrine of the ordinary behind the extraordinary” / Inci Lize Ogun
Welcome to the Shrine of the ordinary behind the extraordinary. Our exhibition is held from a historical critique, who posesses the common objects of common people that were involved the big masterpieces, or eventually even witnesses that know personally the people narrated.
Honorable mention: “Guerrilla Bubble Museum” / Joongseob Jeon, Heejin Kim
The “Guerrilla Bubble Museum: GBM” curate a exhibition by database system including what subject and location public want. Bubble Blowing Drone which is made for making Bubble Museum wherever will come up to where public demand is and make a temporary museum in the city. –
Honorable mention: “The Scroll Must Go On” / Vittoria Bonini, Paolo Galelli Alessio Minetto
Nine new Muses conquer Parnassus every three seconds. The law of scroll and tap shapes the museum. And you are in charge.
Honorable mention: “As long as it takes” / Ben David Mehigan
Taking a wide perspective of what we define as art, the proposal is made up of a series of enclosed studios, workshops and creative spaces, frozen in time and contained within a living pavilion.
Honorable mention: “Exhibit: City” / Huijing Zheng, Sabrina Yuen, Chenming Jiang, Yuan Wang
Exhibit: City turns the entire urban city into a museum. Departing from the idea of a single monumental museum, multiple buildings within the city become activated and opened to become museum exhibits.
Honorable mention: “Public Domain” / Jana Culek
Public Domain proposes a system that disrupts the common way of viewing art. A system in which one can borrow a piece of art and admire it for a limited amount of time in their own home.
Honorable mention: “Synecdoche” / Gabriel García, Juan Carlos Moreno, Saúl Yuncoxar
An itinerant museum that can be adapted by different agents, whose collection is perpetually changing. The heritage of the museum of ordinary life is the domestic landscape. It is manifested in the intimate experience that is recognizing each other as intuitively creative entities.
Honorable mention: “Muse Ummm” / Jana Alaraj,
Muse-Ummm is unsettled museum located in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It aims to create spaces in which new trajectories of the future can be conceived in refugee camps, by proposing simple structures and using duplicate and rotate method to build the museum multifunctional and nomadic spaces.
Honorable mention: “X” / Idan Sidi Hauben
Proposing a journey to discover the art. My goal is to create a path, a labyrinth without walls. Wandering with a map, to find the unknown. You don’t know what will you discover and which work of art you will see. The paths will lead the viewer to the work. The search will become an adventure.
Honorable mention: “The Garden of Forking Paths” / Poyun Chang
The Garden of Forking Paths refers to Jorge Luis Borges’ brilliant short story of the same name. The Garden of Forking Paths can be seen as a museum without serious exhibition spaces. But unlike any museums, people don’t need to worry about gaining education, studying seriously of the “exhibits” here; instead, it is a place to relax where people live their lives.