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The Competition Grid: Experimenting With & Within Architecture Competitions

Maria Theodorou and Antigoni Katsakou

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 224

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Mar 2018

  • Stock Code: 90839

  • ISBN: 9781859467107

  • Binding: Paperback

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The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions is a comprehensive review of architectural competitions, exploring them as a tool for public policy planning, as well as an effective device that a variety of civic advocates can use to experiment with the formation of the built environment. UK and international practitioners, academics, developers and members of the press combine to reflect on contemporary competition practices and draw conclusions on the latest political, legal and social aspects. Each section features lively discussions with experts that draw on first-hand experience of competition processes, providing the book with a unique blend of theory and practice.

  • Written by a range of leading practitioners, experts and actors involved in architecture competitions
  • Insight in to both British and international competition practices
  • The first book on architectural competitions to provide a bridge between theory and practice
  • Interdisciplinary approach that reviews operational framework, design trends and experimentation

About the Author

Maria Theodorou

Maria Theodorou is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of History & Theory of Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture, as well as Director and founding member of the Independent School of Architecture for All (SARCHA). Her research is well-known internationally and she has been an invited speaker at events in the US (Princeton), UK (AA, Bartlett, ESALA), Switzerland, Prague, and Greece.

Antigoni Katsakou

Antigoni Katsakou PhD is a London-based architect and author. She has taught in the UK, Switzerland and Greece, presented her work worldwide and been awarded with several funding grants. She has published in several languages on architectural competitions, including the co-authored Concevoir des logements. Concours en Suisse 2000-2005 [Designing Apartments; Competitions in Switzerland 2000-2005].

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