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 theater (also referred to as movie house, film house, movie theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building or designated space for viewing films for entertainment. Most film theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing a ticket.
Senegal has a number of filmmakers such as Ousmane Sembene who wrote and narrated the film “Borom Sarret” in 1963. The film received wide recognition in Africa and internationally.
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.
_Analyze 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.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.
This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Temporary Cinema to be built.
_Competition Officially Announced – 01st November 2014
_Start of Competition and Early Bird Registration – 06th to 28th November 2014
_Standard Registration – 29th November 2014 to 30th January 2015
_Late Registration – 31st January to 27th February 2015
_Deadline for Questions – 15th February 2015
_Closing Date for Submissions – 02nd March 2015
_Jury Evaluation – 10th March – 17th March 2015
_Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.ac-ca.org – 23rd March 2015
Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 GMT (London).
Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 06th to 28th November 2014
Standard Registration: US$ 100 from 29th November 2014 to 30thJanuary 2015
Late Registration: US$ 120 from 31st January to 27th February 2015
Entrants may register by filling the form and submitting with payment by Debit/Credit card through a secure gateway.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500 (THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700 (ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800 (EIGHT HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
There will also be 7 honorable mentions
1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize will be published in following magazines as well as on the [AC-CA]™ website:
• aMush Magazine (Morocco)
• e-architect Architecture News (UK)
• Concept Magazine (Korea)
• thecompetitionsblog.com Competition blog Announcement (Spain)
• Monitor International Magazine (Germany, France, Russia)
• A+E Magazine (Morocco)
• ASK Magazine (Egypt)
• Architme.RU Magazine (Russia)
• Future Arquitecturas Architecture Magazine (USA & China)
• Positive Art Magazine (Italy, Germany, UK)