Innovative Minds 2017 is an exploration into the relationship between the virtual world blending with physical architecture. The virtual world – built on the framework of vast data networks – is becoming increasingly referential to the nervous system. Architecture strives to tangibly enhance humanity’s wellbeing through the design of complex systems. As cybernetics increasingly interconnects the virtual and physical worlds, how will this relationship influence architecture and its physical context to solve complicated problems?
As humans continue to design the virtual and physical worlds, how can cybernetics bridge these domains? Inherent challenges are evident in every site associated with physical architecture. Use these site-specific characteristics to investigate a cybernetic framework that will expand architectural strategies such as environmental contextualism, user interaction, building function, and/or construction techniques.
Your framework will present a new way of interacting with the built world.
Winner – 1 Project $1000 USD The winning project will receive a monetary prize and be published on the gURROO website for an extended period of time.
Honorable Mention – 10 Projects Honorable Mention projects will be published on the gURROO website.
Early Registration: $30 USD Early registration is available for a discounted rate of $30 until March 1, 2017.
Standard Registration: $50 USD Regular registration is $50 between March 2, 2017 and May 31, 2017.
December 1, 2016 – Competition requirements announced (registration begins)
March 1, 2017 – Early registration deadline (last day for discounted registration fee)
May 31, 2017 – Registration deadline June 1, 2017 – Submission deadline
June 1 – June 30, 2017- Official judging panel evaluations
July 1, 2017 – Winner of the Innovative Minds Competition announced