PFFF – Inflatable Architecture Competition

[deadline: 9/01/2012]
PFFF is an architecture competition dedicated to architects, designers, students and engeneers focused on the design and realization of an inflatable pavilion that can embody the spirit of the FARM project. The competition is promoted by CityVision and FARM, a contemporary active cultural and turistic center project based in Sicily that has as first mission the promotion of contemporary art and culture. PFFF was established under the FARM Cultural Camp project, which aims to carry around the world works and installations by national and international creative youth. This international competition has two goals: - 1. Stimulating the research on new materials and new technologies for inflatable and temporary buildings | - 2. Encouraging the designers’ creativity | The inflatable mobile pavilion project will have a maximum size of 50 square meters. The pavilion will be used many times and it will have to be easily transportable and installable in squares, parks, meeting places of different cities and FARM Cultural Camp tour’s stops. The study of the atmospheric conditions (wind, rain, heat, cold) will be very important as well as the pavilion’s internal security. The study of materials, methods of inflation and deflation, structure anchoring to the ground and openings will be critical to the success and safety of the project. PFFF will be judged by an international jury which will have as president Italo Rota, founder of Studio Italo Rota & Partners and again Benjamin Ball, Marco Canevacci, Vanessa Todaro and Andrea Bartoli, all of whom are distingueshed by the large experimentation willingness in their work. Inside this issue you will have the opportunity to virtually meet some of them, their ideas and their philosophies and to have a look to their work’s images. Info: