Deland, Florida -- Kingspan Insulated Panels North America has launched a design competition open to professional architects and architectural students around the world. The contest begins 10am EST on May 12, 2011 and ends 12pm EST onSeptember 30, 2011. Winners will be announced by October 7, 2011.
Designated the Kingspan Legacy Competition, the aim is get entrants to produce the most imaginative, visually intriguing, legacy-worthy structure they can. Designs will be judged on visual impact, originality, utility, sustainability and for making maximal use of Kingspan insulated metal panels, the insulation company said in a 1 June announcement.
The first prize is a $5000 scholarship to an educational institution in the winner's name, as selected by the winner, and an Apple MacBook Pro (valued at $1199 US, with free shipping and handling). In addition, the winning entry will be published in the November issue of Architect magazine. Two additional finalists selected from the top 10 voted entries received will each receive an Apple iPad 2 (valued at $499 US, with free shipping and handling).
Open to architects and architectural students, the competition supports the new Kingspan 'Legacies are Built' campaign, which the company said is based on the notion that Kingspan products partner in and facilitate long-lasting structures that bear the unique signature of the architects who designed them.
Participants will be required to design and construct models using paper and scissors, and submit them in one of four categories: commercial, institutional, industrial, retail and corporate (low-rise). Upon completing their building models, entrants will upload photographs on a special 'Legacies are Built' microsite. Once there, site visitors can vote on their favourite design. A panel of architects and industry experts will then judge the ten entries that receive the most votes.
To register for the Kingspan Legacy Competition or to vote for the winning entry, visit www.legaciesarebuilt.com.