As a next step we upgrade the documents into a small publication that can be used for promotion and lobbying among decision makers in public investment projects and competition processes.
We concluded a very successful workshop with invited experts in March 2011. We gained a wide range of knowledge from understanding the motivations behind running/participating architectural competitions to the current practice, from legal feasibility of a new type of competition methodology to the roles and competences of participants in a competition that involves open licences.
photos by Hajdu Gáspár
Remix Architecture, our initiative at KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, reaches its important milestone this week. Between 17-18 March 2011 we organize a two-days workshop where we discuss the socio-cultural, political and economical aspects of running alternative architectural competitions based on open licenses, such as Creative Commons.
On the first day, we meet invited experts to discuss the context and impact of such competitions. Invited guest include:
- Bodó Balázs economist, assistant professor at BME MOKK, CC Hungary project leader
- Borbély Gábor, CoLabs, StartupFlyer
- Borgulya Gergely, architect, Graphisoft SE
- Dr. Finta József architect, Finta Studio, member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Finta Sándor architect, sporaarchitects, head of Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK)
- Földes László architect, FÖLDES és Társai Építésziroda Kft., member of UIA ICC
- Dr. Gyenge Anikó lawyer, BME MOKK, ELTE ÁJK, CC Hungary
- Kalo Emese architect, Építész Kaláka Kft., head of Competition Committee at Chambers of Hungarian Architects (MÉK)
- Dr. Komjáthy Attila architect, Mérték Építészeti Stúdió Kft.
- Kovács Dániel art historian, hg.hu, Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK)
- Kruppa Gábor architect, KIMA Stúdió, member of Competition Committee at Chambers of Hungarian Architects (MÉK)
- Dr. Sersliné Kócsi Margit chief architect at Budapest IX. district Ferencváros
On the second day member of Remix Architecture team accompanied by curators and member of KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre will work out a detailed methodology of such competitions. The methodology will be published later in March or April, online and maybe in print.
Very challenging workshop we foresee!
You can watch the talk here.
“Architecture is a field of art with a very high public interest because of its economic, social, political and urban relevance. At the same time architecture is a very heavy (if not the heaviest) medium.
It is surprising how new concepts arisen from technological developments have so little impact on the architectural practice. For instance, open licenses such as Creative Commons licenses are little known and rarely used in architectural practice.
Deeply inspired by restricting but at the same time enabling presentation formats (Pecha Kucha Night presentations, Lift talks, and so on) our project ‘Remix Architecture’ addresses this question and aims to develop a new concept of architectural competitions.”
Our aim is to build a know-how on running alternative, open license-based two-phase architectural competitions. Participants of the first phase are required to submit their works under Creative Commons licenses - this allows in the second phase to feel freely inspired by and reuse others’ designs without critical legal restrictions.
We intend to develop a methodology to organize such competitions while examining its sociocultural, economical and political aspects and necessities. As a result we would prepare this methodology so it can be tested later in real life conditions and become a starting point of a open license driven public building processes.
- concept + text: Attila Bujdosó
- design + layout: Bálint Ferenczi
- photo + animation: Gáspár Hajdu
Reach us at email@example.com
we don’t think that one architect has the solution… we believe that more architects know more…
and we think it is really necessary to find ways to remix
we want a competition system that allows remixing
in order that
… good ideas find smoother ways towards realization
… architects enjoy more freedom to reuse design ideas
… sources of inspiration are more easily accessible
that would result in
… more effective ways of evaluating ideas
… higher architectural quality
… more transparent competition process