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May 4, 2011
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Barcelona 2011 Panel by kaytii Barcelona 2011 Panel by kaytii
This was our competition entry into Barcelona 2011 - Tower in Gothic Quarter, an international architecture competition, which we managed to freaking win!

Prizes include $3500USD and a ticket to Barcelona in June with accommodation to accept our award.

This started out as a university design project, and our coordinator thought it'd be a good way of showing us the ropes when it came to competitions. We had a month to do it and then the top four were submitted into the real competition with registration fees paid for. I worked on this with my friend.

Design requirements called for a 100m tall contemporary bohemian backpacker's hostel in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, to accommodate 100 backpackers, and demonstrate zero-ecological impact. It also had very strict area requirements that we had to show compliance with.
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lottie44442 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Beautiful design!
I'm glad you won it - congrats!!
How does it work structurally??
kaytii Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:

Good question! We were recently nominated for a structural innovation prize (winner is yet to be announced) and we had to prepare a structural report, so it's all fresh in my mind =P Basically, there are two cores, diagonally offset from each other (which is why you don't see one of them in the sectional render; looks sneaky, but is accurate). The structure is stabilised with tie-back cables, and supported laterally with rigid bridges that link the two cores.
davens07 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
ahhh i so love the concept! inward meets outward!!! my friend and i wanted to join some competitions as u have any link where i can get news and other stuff just like this contest you joined? your presentation is amazing..u guys deserve an architctural student and i really want to expand my experience joining this kind of contests :) are there any more details on these? really love it ;)
kaytii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:! I'm not too sure about where to find news on these competitions, we were given this one by our university coordinators. Archdaily promotes competitions sometimes, and then there are the annual ones like Evolo skyscraper, (which is ending soon I think?) that gets heavily promoted. It's kind of tough finding the time though isn't it? I know I never would've entered if we weren't made to for our course xD

By "details", do you mean of this project? Or competitions in general? ^^
happycookie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Well laid out board too! Great use of the ground section to frame the more informative parts of the concept. Beautiful renders too :D
kaytii Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
parkour-rebel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Fantastic project! I was wondering if you could tell me which font you're using? :)
kaytii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :aww:! It's Helvetica, the best go-to typeface ;)
parkour-rebel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Thanks a lot :D I study architecture myself, in Copenhagen :)
kaytii Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow :lol: How many years have you done so far? ^^
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