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1. The Architecture Commission of OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Theatre Architects) is promoting an international ideas competition in a single stage, open to architects and students of schools of architecture. Collaborations between architects and other theatre practitioners such as directors, designers, technicians, actors, dancers, musicians, or students in those fields, will be welcomed. Architects or students associated with members of the jury are not permitted to enter. Jury members will be announced on the OISTAT website before the official start of the competition.
2. Documents to be Submitted
2.1 Drawing requirements
a Plans of each level, at least two sections and important
elevations to a scale of not less than 1/100.
b three-dimensional images of the building and the theatre
c Auditorium studies showing it in use for a performance or
d Site plan to a scale of 1/500
e Models cannot be accepted, although photographs of
models can be included.
f Drawings and text documents must not carry any means of
identifying the entrant(s) apart from the code number
referred to in para 2.2 (c) below.
2.2 Competition entries may only be submitted on a CD-ROM which should be clearly labelled with the code number, both on the CD and its cover.
Every entry shall compromise an electronic copy of the following:
a A single panel at AO size (1189 x 841 mm / 46.81 x 33.11
inches) in vertical (portrait) format submitted in pdf format
at 300 dpi resolution). The document itself and the pdf file
will be identified by a random six-figure code (e.g. 123456/
b A short written description of the project, the performance
to be housed and an explanation of the design concept
(maximum 200 words). The text will be incorporated on the
panels but must also be submitted separately as an A4 size
Word document. The document and the pdf file will be
identified by a random six figure code (e.g. 123456/
c Both the drawing and text documents and the files
containing them are to be identified by a code of six
numbers to be chosen at random by the competitor(s),
appearing in the top right hand corner of each
d A completed entry form in Word format, including the same
code no. as in para 2.2 (c) above. The entry form can be
downloaded from the OISTAT website. In cases where
competitors form a team, all collaborators must be named.
Information provided here will be used in all publications, so
please double check spelling!
e A closed envelope containing the completed entry form with
the same six figure code (e.g. 123456) on the outside.
f All text is to be in English.
Competitors are reminded that if their entries are selected for publication, they may be reduced, in whole or in part, to A4 size or smaller. Competitors should check their layout and line weights on a printer to ensure the quality of printing, if selected for the exhibition or catalogue.
2.3 This is an ideas competition and there is no intention that the winning entry will be built.
2.4 Entries will not be returned by OISTAT. Competitors should retain copies of their work.
3. Competition Schedule
3.1 The competition documents and conditions will be available from 1 July 2010 on the OISTAT Website: www.oistat.org/content.asp?path=c1qgp8ps
3.2 Competitors questions of can be sent by email to TAC2011@oistat.org. Questions should be written in English and must be received no later than 1 October 2010.
3.3 The answers to the questions will be posted on the Website from 1 November 2010.
3.4 Entries must be despatched by mail on or before 11 March 2011. Late entries will not be considered.
• Entries will be disqualified if the postmark is dated after 11
• Entries must be received at the address given under item
3.6,no later than 25 March 2011.
Competitors are responsible for ensuring their entry is delivered on time.
3.5 The entry fee for the competition is €50 per entry. Competitors will pay via pay pal on the OISTAT website, no later than 11 March 2011, using their random six figure code no. to identify their payment. Entries submitted without an entry fee will not be considered.
3.6 All entries and payments will be handled by a third party and the jury will not know the identity of the entries.
Competitors should send their entries to this address free of fees for the recipient:
Daberto + Kollegen
Entries must bear the six-figure code as mentioned under 2.2 c on the outside of the envelope and the words 'TAC 2011, not to be opened before 25 March 2011
3.7 The six-figure codes of all received entries will be published on OISTAT’s website when the entry fee has been paid.
4.1. The first prize will be €5,000, the second prize will be €2,500 and the third prize will be €1,000. There will be three additional prizes of €500 each. In addition to these prizes, there will be honorable mentions. The jury reserves the right to modify the distribution of prize money, within the same total amount and number of prizes.
4.2 The results of the competition will be announced on the OISTAT website from 16 April 2011. Prizes will be presented at the Prague Quadrennial in June 2011 at a ceremony to be held in St Anna's church, and paid electronically to those unable to attend, after the prize-giving.
5.1 The competition entries will become the property of OISTAT and may be published and exhibited in any country at the discretion of OISTAT.
5.2 OISTAT will respect and acknowledge the copyright of the participants.
6. Acceptance of Conditions
6.1 By submitting an entry, participants or participating teams will:
a agree to the rules and regulations as set out in this
b declare that the proposed design is their own work.
c agree to accept the decisions of the jury as final.
d agree not to disclose their identities or publicise their entry in
any way before the jury have made their selection. Any
breach of this rule will render the entry invalid.
7.1 The international jury will consist of 4 architects from different continents, plus one other experienced theatre practitioner.
7.2. In case of the absence of a juror, OISTAT will assign another qualified person as a member of the jury.
7.3 The jury will produce a report explaining the reasons for its decisions and commenting on the prize-winning and honourably mentioned entries.
7.4. The report of the jury will be published on the OISTAT website and distributed by the OISTAT Centres.
7.5 The jury will select at least 25 entries for an exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial in June 2011.
7.6. A brochure illustrating at least 25 entries will be published and will be available at the Prague Quadrennial 2011, after which distribution will be by way of the OISTAT Centres or via the internet.
7.7 OISTAT will offer the results of the competition to the press (publications covering theatre design and architecture)
8. Time schedule
1 July 2010
Official start of the competition
Brief and Conditions posted on the OISTAT Website and notification sent to OISTAT Centres and schools of architecture.
1 October 2010
Final date for questions.
Questions can be submitted by email to email@example.com. Questions received after this date will not be considered. Answers to questions will be posted on the OISTAT website from 1 November 2010.
11 March 2011
Closing date for despatch of entries and payment
25 March 2011
Latest date for receipt of entries.
30 March - 13 April 2011
Jury meeting and report.
16 April 2011
Notification of the prize-winners.
16-26 June 2011
Exhibition of prize-winning and selected entries at the Prague Quadrennial.
17 June 2011
Official announcement and prize-giving at the Architecture Section of The Prague Quadrennial to be held at Prague Crossroads.
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