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Museum in Egypt


Having read the thread: How does your communty handle modern architecture?


I may not blame Architects for being sad anymore. The competition HPA have won, is the biggest competion ever - and attracted literally thousands of entries across the globe. Check out some of the final chosen entries for yourself.

http://www.gem.gov.eg/index/competition/Competition Results.htm

Quotes from the architects who have just won the biggest ever world wide architectural competition:

By the time the first sod was turned on their first building — at the former Devoy barracks in Naas, two weeks ago — HPA had won competitions on three continents. “There is no proper competition system in America,” says Peng, “apart from invited competitions for established architects. The only way young talent is promoted is through exhibitions and teaching. It’s atrocious.”

Europe’s architectural competition system creates more opportunities for the younger generation than the American open market does. “The US has three architectural magazines,” says Peng. “Europe has 35, with little duplication. Almost every building published is great. There is real reason for enthusiasm and hope in Europe.”

BTW, here are two very interesting views about the competition system. Which some Architects (including myself) hate with a passion. Why? Because, in an architectural competition you are in effect denied any access to a client, whereby you can judge as to what sort of the building that person wants to have. Usually, i think competitions are suited where the client has no idea what the building should be, and the purpose of the competition is to define it as such.

FKL talk frankly about doing them:


British Times article where above quotes are taken from:

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