Guggenheim New York Museum Architecture Competition

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Guggenheim New York Museum Architecture Competition

switch contest for Modern NYC Building, USA – design by Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Apr 30, 2018

Archasm Guggenheim New York Museum Architecture Competition

Archasm Guggenheim New York Museum Architecture Contest

MANIFESTO

In October 1959, when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened the doors to its new building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, it promptly became “the obligatory topic of every New York conversation”.

Archasm Guggenheim New York Museum Architecture Competition

The last built work by Frank Lloyd Wright, who had died earlier that year at 91, was not showered with praise, as one might now expect, but pelted with criticism. Almost everyone felt that the architecture of the museum dominated the paintings and the art inside. Such was the power of FLW’s architecture. Wright’s building made it socially and culturally acceptable for an architect to design a highly expressive, intensely personal museum. In this sense, almost every museum of our time is a child of the Guggenheim.

Guggenheim New York
photograph © Adrian Welch

What if you get a chance to switch FLW’s masterpiece with your own expression of Guggenheim? What if you get a chance to step into the master’s shoes and be able to design an ‘architectural icon’?

The aim of the competition is to re-create the iconic museum in NYC by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the same exact site but with an entirely new perspective by the participants.

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photo © Adrian Welch

The competition offers a chance to re-design the museum created by the master himself, with a similar intent to break from the prevalent conventionality in designing a museum and gallery space and create an innovative and extraordinary built form.

Guggenheim New York
photo © Adrian Welch

The in-situ replacement of the existing museum should be iconic and revolutionary, capable of transforming the urban form of NYC in a similar or a more powerful way. The response should be FLW-like, where he constantly strived to devise new architecture systems that were ahead of his time and were hailed as wonders of the modernist movement.

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PRIZES

Prizes worth EUR 3000 are up for claim with the distribution as follows:
FIRST PRIZE: EUR 1500
SECOND PRIZE: EUR 1000
THIRD PRIZE: EUR 500
Apart from the winners, the jury will select ’10 Editors’ Choices’ who will be featured on our website and several other international magazines and websites across the world. The winners and Editors’ Choices will be provided with an honorary certificate.

Guggenheim New York Building
photo © Adrian Welch

REGISTRATION

The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.
Early registration: 60 EUR PER TEAM- 1st May 2018- 31st July 2018
Standard Registration: 80 EUR PER TEAM- 1st August 2018- 30th August 2018
Submission deadline: 31st August 2018
Result: 25th September 2018
*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

GROUP DISCOUNT

As a part of our initiative to encourage more student participation, we offer great discounts if a minimum of 5 teams register from one particular architecture school/university. Contact us at queries@switchcompetition.com to avail the offer.

Guggenheim New York City
photo © Adrian Welch

REGULATIONS

• Switch reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.
• Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered. Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
• Team code is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition.
• The official language of the competition is English.
• The registration fee is non-refundable.
• Contacting the Jury is prohibited.

Guggenheim New York
photo © Adrian Welch

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please see the terms and conditions section on www.switchcompetition.com

DISCLAIMER
This is an open international competition hosted by Switch to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for any proposal to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.

OTHER DETAILS
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Guggenheim New York

1071 Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, New York
1956-59
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architects

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : Tectonic Photo

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a stunning, iconic building.

Guggenheim Museum New York building
photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Guggenheim Museum New York building
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Guggenheim Museum New York building
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York masterpiece with its famous internal spiral ramp – containing art – around the atrium.

Guggenheim Museum New York architect – Frank Lloyd Wright

Interior of The Wright, located in New York’s iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:
The Wright
photo © 2009 Philip Greenberg

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of Picasso and the Age of Iron, 1993
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of The Aztec Empire, 2004
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of The Art of the Motorcycle, 1998
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000.
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : Ellen Labenski, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle, 2003
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of RUSSIA!, 2005
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Installation view of China: 5,000 Years, 1998.
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

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