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MAB18 Awards

Call for outstanding Media Architecture

We are pleased to announce the third call of the Media Architecture Biennale awards for outstanding projects at the intersection of architecture, media and interaction design. This call targets projects that are already built or realised except if your projects fits the category “Future Trends and Prototypes”. Please note also that this is NOT a call for art installations to be exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale. (However, if you think that you have an exciting installation for MAB18 - please see details below).

Award categories

You may submit your project in one or two of the following categories:

Animated architecture

Projects demonstrating creative media facades solutions. Facades of buildings are increasingly animated by integrated light sources. Designers are focusing more and more on the perception of the building. The flexibility of content is rather limited due to resolution, colour and shape of the pixels. In most cases the pixels are highly customised and present a creative challenge to the project.

Money architecture

Projects incorporating buildings that are closely related to business, banks, shopping centres, entertainment and gambling. Lighting on building surfaces might be designed to attract people and encourage spending, or to represent the power of the institution, as in the case of banks for example.

Participatory architecture & urban interaction

The last Biennale showed that there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to local city development from a bottom up perspective. This year we are specifically looking for projects that support the development of sustainable social structures with urban digital media or media architecture. It does not matter whether projects are made in an artistic or civic society or any other context - innovation and the impact on the city is essential.

Spatial Media Art

Projects produced in an artistic context at the intersection of architecture and media art. Mostly non-permanent movable installations with an innovative form of spatial interaction and/or perception of space.

Future trends & prototypes

This sections covers special solutions like three-dimensional displays, kinetic facades, OLEDs or even robotic elements that could shed light on what future media architectures might look like.