This year’s competition, “Head Space”, focuses on the effect a space has on it’s occupants. The program asks entrants to reverse the traditional model of a museum and create a series of experience centers – where the museum itself is the exhibit. Entrants are asked to select four emotions to be on “exhibit”, and design spaces to elicit those emotions in their visitors. This approach forces entrants to design from the inside out. Entrants will also be challenged to think carefully about their surroundings and the effect architecture and design has on their everyday lives.
This multi-faceted design program presents many possibilities for design exploration and should be an engaging challenge for any student interested in art, architecture, drafting or interior design.