TED PAUSE

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DBR presents PAUSE a competition in partnership with TED2017 ‘The future you’. This year TED is making the conference more explicitly personal. We are questioning what individual space looks like; the personal and private; the open and closed. How do we design an environment and experience that is nurturing, human, satisfying, and exciting?

DBR is a non-profit school that teaches design and construction as an agent of social change. For the last three years, our students have created unique structures for TEDsters to gather and connect during the conference. Each structure is designed to be upcycled to provide a legacy use in our community and to elevate the TED message.
Part of the challenge will be considering the end use for the structure within a forested site. With a local site being considered, we are excited to see how the future purpose of the structure can help shape its use at TED. The challenge will be to capture both the experience of TED and the experience of the forest.

In complementing the theme of TED, we present PAUSE. The pavilion is about personal reflection. A pause within the forest, within the city. A place to reflect, gather, or interact, the applicant will define the user encounter. To develop an identity of place and experience, but to also recognize and respect the surrounding environment. These are all concerns that should be considered while addressing the design and program requirements. The challenge is to create a space to reflect personally and in the same breath, share that experience with others.
A reflection on the past, a moment in the present, and a thought for the future. Can taking a PAUSE and connecting to nature answer the questions that TED is exploring?

WINNER WILL RECEIVE


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TED2017 CONFERENCE PASS

ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS

Open to all full-time post-secondary students or young professionals (verification of student or graduation status may be requested at any time). Directed towards students of Architecture, Engineering and Design.

Entrant must be available in Vancouver the 10 days leading up to TED2017 to assist in the build and install (refer to timeline).

Team or Individual submissions are accepted. However, the winning prize remains the same and is unable to be split between two or more individuals.

TIMELINE

January 1st, 2017 Submission Deadline

January 2017 Winner Announced

January – April Design Refinement + Build

April 14th-24th Winner required in Vancouver

April 24th-28th TED2017 Conference

JUDGING CRITERIA

Criteria for the judging of submissions will include:

Creative and Innovative use of wood in the design solution.

Strength of concept and storytelling through design, elevating the user experience in both contexts

Demonstration of the design’s ability to be fabricated and assembled.

Successful response to the design guidelines and submission requirements.

All submissions will be judged anonymously.

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