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Fairy Tales – Architecture Storytelling Competition

Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, is launching the world’s first architecture storytelling competition: “Fairy Tales” and challenging participants to develop visionary architecture proposals that take fun seriously and are audacious enough to ignite imaginations.

Fairy Tales is an open, international, ideas competition that challenges creatives from all professional realms to develop narrative-based design proposals. It offers three (3) main awards – $1250 for the 1st place – and up to ten (10) honorable mentions.

The proposals should combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations, and in doing so, seek to unlock the power of architecture by improving the way that it is shared, digested, and communicated.

Architecture competitions are the lifeblood of the profession, but they haven’t changed that much in the past 100 years. Architects are still designing single building typologies like skyscrapers, museums, and houses ad infinitum. By retreating into itself, architecture has lost its ability to send universal messages, to represent culture in its time, and to address issues that are at the core of human existence. That is why “Fairy Tales” has been launched.

For additional information, and to register for the competition, please visit the official website.

Entry Fee for the Fairy Tales Competition

  • Early Registration: 50 USD (until 22 November 2013 by 23:59 EST);
  • Late Registration: 75 USD (until 17 January 2014 by 23:59 EST).