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Bali 2010: Marine Research Centre in Indonesia

Arquitectum invites candidates worldwide to enter an open architecture competition, ‘BALI 2010’, for the design of a submarine research laboratory

The Project:
The project entails the development of a submarine laboratory, parallel to the shore, incorporating a view of the sea horizon. Harmonising with Balinese architecture, the building will serve as a landmark for Kuta Beach.
• The development consists of achieving a submarine typology which is faithful to the scientific function, is architectonically attractive, and considerers the landscape where it is located: the sea floor.
• The research centre is to be used for submarine study, as well as for both housing and leisure activities for the users (the scientists).
• The centre may occupy no more than a 3,000 sqm area. The project will be located approximately 100 meters off shore and parallel to it, within a determined perimeter at the sea (available in the attached site plan).

Submission Requirements:
The presentation technique is absolutely open and at the discretion of the project designer. However, the inclusion within the image of the following information is recommended:
• Main concept of the project
• Plans
• Sections
• Sketches or perspectives

Evaluation Criteria:
The criteria for the evaluation of the projects will be based on the following:
• Originality of the proposal and quality of architectural design.
• Coherence of the proposal in terms of the aim and general – and specific - norms of the competition.
• Exploration of new sensations and spatial experiences.
• Clarity and quality of presentation.

For further details see the attached competition brief.

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