Open Agenda is an annual competition aimed at supporting a new generation of experimental architecture. Open to recent graduates, Open Agenda is focused on developing the possibilities of design research in architecture and the built environment.
This national competition is intentionally broad in its scope, and dedicated to fostering new discussions on architecture in the public realm. An initiative of the School of Architecture at UTS, past winners have been graduates from Australian and New Zealand universities including, Sydney University, RMIT, Canberra University, UTS and Victoria University in Wellington, exploring a broad range of topics relevant to current Architecture discourse in Australia.
Credit: Lucy Warnock, Exhibition Model Detail
We are looking for text and graphic based proposals that seek to develop research through architectural design. Proposals will be evaluated on the strength of their research topic, their innovative approach to design as research, design quality and their potential for development as a public exhibition, lecture and publication. Proposals that explore new forms of media and communication in this context are welcome.
Graduates from a professional Australian or New Zealand degree in architecture in the last ten years (including and after 2004) are invited to submit a proposal. The Open Agenda competition registration form and proposal cover sheet can be downloaded here.
Terms and Conditions
Friday July 25
Sunday July 27
Tuesday July 29
Friday August 1
|2013 Winning Proposals|
|A () Holey Territory
|Architectural Espionage and the Superpanopticon
|Refreshment Service (Self Obliterating Architecture)
Image credit : Kasia Werstak
|The following projects were given an honourable mention - DeMechanised City from I-Wen Kuo, Andrew Bret, William Harvey-Jones and Benjamin Sheehan and After Mining : What happens next? from Langzi Chiu and Vesna Trobec|
|2012 Winning Proposals|
Timothy Moore, Jono Brener, Qianyi Lim, Amelia Borg, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ting, Jane Caught, Jessica Brent
|Atmospheres of Architecture
|The following projects were given an honourable mention - The Acephalous Mouth from Samaneh Moafi and 8 bit lequeu from Jessica In and Gwyllim Jahn.|
|2011 Winning Proposals|
|Potential Futures for Architectural Practice
Rory Hyde (RMIT, 2005)
|The Cars that Drank Lake Eyre
Nick Sargent and Mark Leong (Victoria University, Wellington 2005)
|Greater Western Sydney Special Economic Zone
Daniel Fink (USYD, 2009)
|The following projects were given an honourable mention - Vernacular Differentiation from Dirk Anderson, Eduardo de Oliveira Barata and Tim Manning, Flanuer's Delerium from Sebastian Hamilton and Barrington Gohns and Cell to Surface from Shayani Fernando and Miruna Sladescu|
|2010 Winning Proposals|
Byron Kinnaird and Barnaby Bennett (Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand graduates)
James Gardiner (UTS/RMIT graduate)
David Pigram and Iain Maxwell (University of Canberra/AA/GSAPP graduates)