Architecture Competitions and The Production of Culture, Quality and Knowledge : An International Inquiry


Chupin, Jean-Pierre, Cucuzzella, Carmela, Helal, Bechara, (2015), Potential Architecture Books, Montréal, 9780992131708, This book comprises a series of case studies by 22 renowned experts and new scholars in the field of competition research. In 2014, it constitutes the most comprehensive survey on questions of organization, judgment, archiving and publishing of architectural, landscape and urban design competitions in the world. These richly documented contributions revolve around a few questions that can be summarized in a two-fold critical interrogation: How can design competitions – these historical democratic devices, both praised and dreaded by designers – be considered laboratories for the production of environmental design quality, and ultimately for the renewing of culture and knowledge?, 404 pages

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