Students from around the country are competing in the Australian Institute of Architect’s 24 hour Super Studio design competition this weekend.
Run by the Institute’s Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA), the flagship annual event is a national competition designed to develop studio culture, provide networking opportunities between different universities and study years, and promote critique and analysis of topical subjects.
Teams across the country, each consisting of three students, will be given the national competition brief on Friday night and have until Saturday evening to present their submission to a state jury panel.
Developed by Creative Directors Mark Raggatt and Tim Pykeof Ashton Raggatt McDougall(ARM), the brief will encourage participants to challenge their current understandings and create a theoretical response to the topic , showcasing
their solution through visual and oral presentations at the end of the 24 hours.
Each state will select finalists who will have ten days to finesse their submission in preparation for the national judging process in late August.
The national winning team will receive return flights to Venice and entry to the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, the world’s most important architecture event.
SONA is the student group of the Australian Institute of Architects. SONA represents the future, and through the promotion of students aims to develop a culture of leadership and community for the advancement of Australian architecture.