Trimo Urban Crash is an international competition for students of architecture and design. The aim is to encourage aspiring designers of urban space towards a bolder, more ambitious approach towards understanding architecture and its place in the larger urban environment. The competition ventures beyond the realm of applied theory by revealing the innovativeness, flexibility and effectiveness of Trimo products and solutions – and their distinct advantages in contemporary design and building.
The theme of the architectural building is a self-sufficient Bike Base designed as a sustainable building consisting of a maximum of three Trimo modular units. It has to connect the following components through its form and purpose:
– A meeting point for cyclists, a place for refreshment and rest
– Servicing bicycles and electrical bicycle
– Free wireless internet connection
– Charging batteries for computers, mobile phones
– Charging for electrical bicycles and motorcycles
The main competition is organized every two years, with first prize the realization of the winning project in Ljubljana and an all-expense paid summer school term for the winner. The shortlisted authors are invited to a workshop in Slovenia and their works are published in the event catalogue. And all of the works are published in an online gallery. Trimo Urban Crash offers no monetary rewards as we see greater purpose in the accumulation of knowledge, valuable experience and finally, recognition.
LAs we find the time gap between our main competitions a little too long, we have decided to engage our growing Urban Crash Community in several smaller challenges.
Deadline for the competition project submission is 31 January 2013. Solutions can be submitted on-line exclusively, via an on-line form at www.trimo-urbancrash.com. We will accept solutions received via the on-line form by midnight 31 January 2013, CET at the latest.