Future Factory, by Gretchen Wilkins (Program Director, Master of Urban Design) has won an Honourable Mention in the Storefront for Art and Architecture Competition of Competitions.
Future Factory - proposal for a Competition, 2014 by Sarah Moussa and Francisca Rodriguez.
The entry was displayed in the ’Letters to the Mayor’ exhibition in New York.
With the intention to provoke long-standing conventions of the architecture competition, the Competition of Competitions attracted more than 100 entries, which were reviewed by a jury of professionals and visionaries including Amale Andraos (Architect, Work AC), Paola Anotonelli (Architecture Curator, MoMA), and Michael Sorkin (Architect and architecture critic).
Entitled Future Factory, this entry calls for architectural ideas about the future of manufacturing, factory spaces and their connection to the city. The competition asserts that contemporary manufacturing thrives on urbanism, and that this presents opportunities to redefine our spatial, social and programmatic connections between production, consumption and everyday life.
The project team includes Ian Nazareth and RMIT Architecture students: Sarah Moussa, Francisca Rodriguez, Matt Ellis, Nicholas Stathopolous and Ken Yip Lai.