ALGOrithmic Design Quest for Architecture, Cities and General Design
QUEST: Deep thought and path-breaking methods.
Assignment: Creative work to enable solutions to problems, or astonishing forms, or contributions to society and human culture.
Compensation: Recognition and prize money as appropriate.1
This competition is a call for methods and forms that inspire hope and dreams through new technology, creative logic, and aesthetic intuition.
Its purpose is to encourage the development of new design methods for better architecture and better cities (and, broadly, better design in general), and to recognize groups and individuals who have taken up this challenge. By introducing outstanding achievements to a wider public, we hope to encourage the further development of new methods in this field.
To that end, this international competition will recognize computer programs that make outstanding contributions to algorithmic design, and outstanding works of architecture created by means of such programs.
We look forward to innovative entries that meet and surpass our expectations.
- 1. The above invitation was inspired by the newspaper advertisement placed by Ernest Shackleton, polar explorer, calling for participants in his historic expedition to the South Pole. We hope it will be answered by individuals with the courage to venture into the unknown and the ability to open up new paths.