A Chinese gallery aiming to foster links with European architects has launched an international contest to mark the beginning of its exhibition programme.
The Gallery for European Architecture Shanghai (FAR) has unveiled the competition, 'FAR8', and is encouraging architects from across the globe to enter.
Intriguingly, the competition brief is to 'make a proposal for an urban environment of the future with only one rule - the floor area ratio of the proposed design should be at least 8.'
FAR was founded in May as an 'intercultural platform' for European and Asian architects, designers, and those from related professions. The gallery creates what it claims to be a 'space for professional and cultural exchange and architectural representation.'
All of the projects participating will be exhibited online, and the best ideas will be shown at the opening exhibition of FAR, with the winner being invited to the Chinese metropolis for the opening event.
For more information, see www.far-shanghai.netby Rob Sharp