Triumph Pavilion 2019

AIM: The aim is to design a temporary, freestanding, transportable and contemporary showcase Pavilion to be installed in the Museum Gardens  providing an inspirational space where visiting architects, designers, families or general public can stand, seat around to admire, share discussions about design or simply relax in the unique setting of the Gardens.

The 2019 Triumph Pavilion theme is  “Light”, hence the Pavilion will be entitled “Light Pavilion”.  It a theme that focuses on the interplay of natural light and shadow to highlight aspects of a design, strengthen form or control the circulation within a space. It is one the organisers hope will inspire architects and designers to explore the fascinating ways in which light and shade within and around a structure plays a creatively part in defining the architecture and interiors. It will investigate the impact on mood and how it allows us to act, behave, think and reflect when we encounter such design or architecture. 

In the practice of architecture, daylighting refers to the use of natural light, be it brilliant sunlight or muted overcast light, to support the visual demands of building users. Natural light is a dynamic and ephemeral tool for expressing the quality of space. It can also add to the sustainable credential of an architecture and help create that balance between form and function. Research supports daylighting’s positive effect on building performance and human health.

PROJECT: The program challenges participants to design a Pavilion for a public space with a need for inclusion, socialising, relaxation, escape, view and enjoyment of a high quality space through a design that is visually and aesthetically engaging. It should provide an ideal contemporary space or function within the beautiful Museum Gardens offering a sense of tranquillity, beauty and exceptional aesthetic value at the very heart of the Gardens. The designated site is to be viewed as a blank canvas to express and give the architects or author’s own unique interpretation of the 2019 theme of “Light” through interplay of light and shadow against material and Space.

The proposal should address and highlight at least the following (participants are free to decide on the form, ratio and size of the Pavilion within the program):  

- Ecological and Sustainable Design  

- Public inclusion  

- Circulation / Safety (Including Disable Acces)

Pavilion Design Size: Open to participants (Pavilion should not exceed 3 meters in height and 100 Square meters in area) Total Plot Size for Pavilion: 100 m2

The architect or design team to be granted the honour of designing the 2019 Triumph Pavilion will be selected through a deliberation process by a selection panel. The winning design proposal will be one that is perceived to most satisfy the brief and is befitting of the Museum Gardens.  The Pavilion design should also be inclusive, highlight and encourage the need for ecological and sustainable design principles where possible.

ELIGIBILITY: ·Architects ·Architecture Graduates ·Architecture Students ·Landscape Architects ·Team (Architects, Architecture Graduates, Architecture Students) ·Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers, city planners or urbanist)

Submissions can be the work of an individual or practice team or a group of up to 4 members (architects, architecture graduates or architecture students etc) aged 18 or over at the time of registration. Registration and participation in the competition implies an immediate acceptance by entrants of all terms & conditions governing the site and competition.  

REGISTRATION: Entrants may register by filling the online registration form by the following deadlines:   

  • Early Registration: $100 US from 21st May 00:00 (GMT) to 31st May 2018 23:59 (GMT)
  • Standard Registration: $150 US from 01st  June 00:00 (GMT) to 13th October 2018 23:59 (GMT)  
  • Late Registration: $250 US from 28th September 00:00 (GMT) to 12th October 2018 23:59 (GMT)