Submission: July 6, 2014
Registration: June 29, 2014 (£40-£60)
Location: London, UK
Prizes: 1st Prize £ 1.200 2nd Prize £ 600 3rd Prize £ 200
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students.
International architecture competition “Faith!” organized by Combo Competition to design a place of worship in London!
Faith is a powerful word, with different meaning to us all. It can provide hope and security, trust and confidence. It helps numerous people through the day, every day. With faith comes conviction. However, with conviction sometimes follows conflict. And conflicts often stem from a lack of understanding. In a perfect world we would all have a mutual acceptance towards each other, regardless of what we know about someone else’s beliefs and opinions. In the meantime, a way to help people embracing a different faith than their own could be to try and educate them.
FAITH! wants to address this by merging two concepts, namely religion and knowledge.
The challenge consists of two parts: to design a place of worship, and a place of information. The idea behind this combination builds on the notion that allowing people of different faiths to come together, and share their thoughts and experiences, could enrich everyone.