MUSEUM OF DESIGN OSLO

“Evolution of mankind is a result of his ability to design.”

 

The field of Design is defined by the areas where design process can be applied: architecture, urban space, clothing, furniture, consumer products, printed materials, digital interfaces, social structures, websites etc. But design encompasses much more than form and function. It is a reflection of the prevailing zeitgeist. Design is not a being, but an event, it is not a thing but an impact.

Design is born out of our desire to elevate our experiences, both practically and emotionally. Design encourages us to explore and experiment, and thus transcend into an improved world. Human ability to use design as an expressive system and a process to develop solutions is evident all the way from primitive times.
Despite its diversity w.r.t to different areas of intervention, design is omnipresent and invisible. Whether we’re aware of it or not, design surrounds us, and can be found in the tiniest of places and forms. Design is that phenomena that has power of changing perceptions and steering behavior.

The aim of this competition is to create an iconic ‘Museum of Design’ in Oslo that would celebrate the domain of design and become a fitting tribute to the field as a whole. Design has been largely neglected as a museological domain worldwide, apart from some certain sections in major art museums dedicated to individual designers. Entering into a new decade, the ‘Museum of Design’ must generate awareness and reflect upon the journey of design through time. The Museum of Design must become an archive and a hub for development of future design movements and innovations.

REGISTRATION & TIMELINE

The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.

Early registration: – 1st June 2020- 31st July 2020

  • For foreign nationals: 60 EUR + taxes (PER TEAM)
  • For Indian nationals: 1800 INR + taxes (PER TEAM)

Standard registration: – 1st August 2020- 30th August 2020

  • For foreign nationals: 80 EUR + taxes (PER TEAM)
  • For Indian nationals: 2100 INR + taxes (PER TEAM)

Submission deadline: 31st August 2020

Result: 25th September 2020

*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

  • Participants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways at www.switchcompetition.com
  • The participants will receive their teamcode within 48 hours of completing the payment successfully.
  • Teamcode will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL.

DISCOUNT

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students. Send us the following details at queries@switchcompetition.com to avail the offer.

  • Names of all the participating team members and their respective team leaders.
  • Name of the university.
  • School ID proofs of the team leaders.

Note:
It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

AWARDS

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on our website and other international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

QUERIES AND QUESTIONS

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at queries@switchcompetition.com with ‘FAQ’ as the subject.

JURY

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