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MICROHOUSE                       TECHNICAL BRIEF AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA >>>

 

 

 

 

      GENERAL SPONSOR: MICROGOROD <<V LESU>>

 

 

 

CONCEPT:

The initial function of architecture is the creation of a haven, a shelter, a comfortable inhabitable space. We suggest rethinking this fundamental role of architects and to create an habitable micro-space,  which comprises a social function.

 

 

WHERE: Park of arts Muzeon

 

 

WHEN: Winter 2012-2013

 

 

TASK:

MicroHouse is an architectural object between 5 and 15m2 designed as a shelter or a temporary accommodation. MicroHouse should be well insulated, protected from wind and weather, anti-vandal and provided with a locking mechanism. The maximum power consumption for the entire MicroHouse should not exceed 2 kilowatt-hour (kWh). Any materials compliant with the concept of sustainable development might be utilized in the designs. See the technical brief for more details

 

 

POSSIBLE MICROHOUSE FUNCTIONS:

-MicroWorkshop

-MicroStudio

-MicroOffice

-MicroSchool

-MicroTeahouse

-MicroBar

-MicroMediatheque

-MicroHotel

-MicroClub

-MicroMuseum

Special tasks:

-MicroHouse for the RAIN TV channel

-MicroStudio Seasons for children workshops

 

Each contestant is responsible for choosing a function for their project and should justify the necessity of this function in the Park.

 

COMPETITION:

The competition is open both to individual designers/architects and project teams. Approximately 15 winning designs would be selected for implementation. All competition materials comprising design presentation, principal construction drawings and financial appraisal should be assembled at one panel and emailed to goroda.fest@gmail.com by 15th November. The projects would be assessed by an architectural jury (renowned architects) and an expert board (construction engineers, engineers, sustainable development experts and housing manufacturers).

 

PRESENTATION  LAYOUT:

 

 

The size of a presentation panel should be no less than 4000 pixels on its short side. The presentation should be sent via email.

 

CONDITIONS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND FUNDRAISING:

Each of the selected project is assigned a fund of 100 000 rubles, which can be received in cash or in construction materials. It is possible to increase the budget at the expense of the project authors or by finding additional sponsors. The selected projects are to be built either by the project authors themselves or with the help of partners (invited technical professionals or building companies). The workpieces can be constructed at ArhFerma or other industrial sites and assembled in the Park. MicroHouses should be completed by 1st February 2013, however it is recommended to complete the building process before the New Year.

 

 

BUILT MICROHOUSES:

Built MicroHouses would be assessed during ArchMoscow 2013 (22nd-26th of May) based on the architectural, constructional, operational  and other criteria (See the table). The winning projects will be those which receive the maximum scores. The winning projects will be awarded cash prizes and valuable gifts.

 

 

PROGRAMME:

15th of October - competition announcement

15th of November - submission deadline

15-20 November-the work of the jury and the selection process

20 November-20 December- designing and constructing of the selected projects

20 December -presentation of the first built MicroHouses

20 December-1 February-completion of all15 MicroHouses

January-May- operation of the MicroHouses as creative studios

25 may- summarizing the results of the entire project and the award ceremony during ArhMoskva 2013

July 2013- transporting MicroHouses to ArhFerma or other sites

 

 

SCHEME OF MICROHOUSES LOCATION (PRELIMINARY):                POSTER:       

                                                     

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL JURY:

Nikolay Belousov, architect, N.V. Belousov Architectural Studio Principal

Totan Kuzembaev - architect, Totan Kuzembaev Architectural Studio Principal

Elena Gonzales architectural critic, Curator of Noncommercial Programmes at Moscow Architectural Biennale ArchMoskva 2013

Nickolay Malinin - architectural critic, Curator of  RCHIWOOD Award

Alexander Asadov - architect, Mosproekt-2 Studio 19 Principal

Sergey Kryuchkov Head of Design at Rose Group

Maria Troshina Editor in Chief at TATLIN Group

 

EXPERT BOARD:

Oleg Panitkov- Wooden House-Building Association President, participant of eco-house construction

Elena Tunyaeva - Park of Arts Muzeon Executive Director

Denis Titov - architect, "National Office of Ecological Standards and Rates of Russia and CIS ( )

Vadim Zaynutdinov -

Alexander Yelchugin Housing Programmes Managing Director at "-"

Alexander Vodovozov -

Maxim Kohov - EuroCode 5

Nikolay Alekseev - LANS GROUP

 

CONTACTS:

Official website - www.goroda-fest.ru

e-mail: goroda.fest@gmail.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/goroda.fest