In July 2012, 72 Hour Urban Action is coming to Stuttgart to work together with local cultural activists. The world's 1st real-time architecture competition will be the kick-off of a series of major urban interventions. All around the site of the largest urban redevelopment in Europe - Stuttgart 21 - the center of a 30 year heated public debate.
The world's first real-time architecture competition offers selected teams only three days & three nights to design and build interventions in public space in response to local needs. The competition is defined by an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space and will challenge participants to rapidly leave a lasting impact on the city's urban fabric. They will be battling the clock, the restrictive conditions and each other, to envision and realize projects in response to the spatial and social challenges the sites and missions offer.
The international teams will include of architects, designers, artists, craftspeople and students, and generally nice people. Teams will come to stuttgart armed with a passion for action, and ready to volunteer their time and expertise to help with community needs.We believe change shouldnt take long, and is up to all of us. All participants will live together on site, in an old disused train-repair hanger converted into a sleep/work center, thus enriching the neighborhood with a multi-cultural intense experience. Teams will receive a budget for materials, a central prefabrication camp, a team of 'Angels' (construction and safety engineers) and a truck(!). The missions and sites will be assigned randomly on take off day.
An International jury panel will include prominent leaders, architects and curators. The winning team will gain a prize of US$4,000.