STAR at West Arch Conference, Ludwig Forum Aachen

November 6-7, 2010

STAR participated in the West Arch Conference in Aachen on November 6 and 7. The conference hosted 5 discussion panels and lectures by Mark Eker, Ole Bauman, and Michael Ziganel.
STAR participated in Panel 2: Competitions, on November 6 from 4–6 pm, at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany. Beatriz Ramo presented an overview and statistics of all competitions STAR has participated in since its foundation, and she concluded with a presentation on the strategy STAR used for the Mirador del Palmeral competition, where the office won first prize beating established offices such as MVRDV, SANAA, Abalos + Sentkiewicz, and Torres&La Peña.

Guests: STAR strategies + architecture, Studyo Architects, URA Architects, Pasel.Künzel architects, Low architecten
Moderator: Marc Günnewig -Modulorbeat, Münster

(From West Arch)
Competitions: An acquisition instrument for young architects?
How accessible are architecture competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, are there differences? Do new, young bureaus even have a chance in ambitious competitions? Low chances and high risks are frightening to some while others systematically use these competitions as acquisition instruments. Working abroad, they are able to avoid bureaucracy and difficulties in their own countries. In order to use the full potential of the new generation of architects, the political conditions and established competition structures should be re-evaluated in view of the original spirit and purpose of competitions.

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West Arch Conference: STAR about Competitions
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst
Aachen, Germany
November 6-7, 2010