Dakar is the capital and largest city in Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the western most city on the African mainland.
Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography. It is the technique of film photography, including both the shooting and development of the film.
Cinema: A film theatre (also refered to as movie house, film house, movie theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building or desiginated space for viewing films for entertainment.
Today, downtown Dakar, a city of 2.5 million people, has almost no films theatres with many of the old theatre if not all closing their doors in the last decade.
AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design a Temporary Cinema within the city of Dakar in Senegal. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence which integrates function, structure and details.
_Analyse how the thoughtful development of the cinema within the surrounding neighborhood helps to create a livable community.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing a temporary structure.
_Build knowledge of design principles related to cultural development within an urban area.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.
Note: this is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.There are no plans for the Cinema to be built.
_Competition Officially Announced – 01st November 2014
_Start of Competition – 06th November 2014
_Closing Date for Registration – 27th February 2015
_Closing Date for Submissions – 02nd March 2015
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