Cemintel 9Dots Awards 2014

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24 April 2014
Cemintel 9Dots Awards 2014
Cemintel 9Dots Awards 2013 – award-winning design by Johannes Lupolo-Chan.

Call For Entry
Now in its third year, the Cemintel 9Dots Awards 2014 is fast becoming the definitive Australian architectural awards program. It continues to entice established practitioners and eager students with the opportunity to be recognised amongst the best in the profession and to win a trip to China and Japan.

Break convention
Last year, CSR Cemintel had an overwhelmingly high calibre of entrants and will maintain that momentum into 2014. We are opening up the opportunity to all architects, building designers and specifiers to present to an esteemed and experienced jury panel that will review all submissions, awarding the professional category with an all-expenses paid 17 day architectural study tour of Japan and China, valued at $16,000. Student prize award winners receive $2000 towards their study tuition and a highly commended award of a $500 cash prize.

This competition is an aim to break free from convention, to reimagine architectural possibilities and to redefine the typical ideas of the tight, urban block.

Here’s what we offer
Entrants are provided with a brief to design an innovative multi-residential building in a high-density area, using Cemintel creative solutions. Entry is straightforward and all that’s required from applicants is a .PDF submission direct to Cemintel.

The 9Dots Awards 2013 winner, Johannes Lupolo-Chan, embarked on a 17-day tour across the USA, enthusing that it was “a once in a life-time opportunity” and believes the 9Dots Awards to be a unique and exciting design competition.

“What’s fantastic about the 9Dots Award is that participants are encouraged to integrate an actual product from Cemintel’s creative range into their overall design and thinking, which is quite unique and not offered by other architectural design competitions. Being able to integrate product into your design is definitely the 9Dots Award’s point of difference,” said Johannes, “I am excited to see what this year’s brief will be - if I am allowed to enter again!”.
“Cemintel’s 9Dots Award is about creating an exceptional design proposal by thinking outside the square and addressing the current demands of the building industry,” said Cemintel General Manager, Drew Spiden.
“9Dots Award 2014 will encourage participants to rethink the culturally ingrained ‘quarter acre block’ and formulate how it can be adapted to solve a range of issues around affordable housing, dwelling size, infill development and, most significantly, density. Imaginative infill projects in cities such as Tokyo, demonstrate that smaller and varied housing does not have to compromise quality spaces and living amenity. Spaces that are flexible, multi-use, and embrace overlaps in public and private zones can initiate a new take on the housing typology, promoting a future housing model,” added Drew.

Entries for both the professional and student categories must incorporate the creative range of Cemintel products ranging from Designer Series™ and Barestone™, to Edge™ Vertical Cladding or Expresswall ™ ranges. This year’s judging panel will consist of high profile professional Australian architects and designers and will be announced shortly.

Entries accepted: April 28th – August 28th 2014. For competition brief, full terms and conditions and to register, please visit: www.cemintel9dots.com.au.

 

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