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IE School of Architecture and Design launches exciting Spaces for Creativity competition

IE School of Architecture and Design launches exciting Spaces for Creativity competition

IE School of Architecture and Design launches the Spaces for Creativity competition, where participants compete to design a creativity-boosting nursery.

A built environment can have a remarkable impact on behavior from a very early age. Children are naturally curious and given the opportunity to explore the world around them, they can develop their inner creativity. In a world where human-centered skills are in high demand, encouraging children to be creative and focus on developing problem-solving can have a knock-on effect for the future.

The Spaces for Creativity competition challenges bachelor’s or master’s graduates in architecture, design or a related field (or those due to graduate by September 2020) to design a nursery that boosts creativity. Through a graphic presentation, participants should clearly demonstrate how their nursery school for 15 children from three to six years old will have a positive impact on their education. This is an individual competition so participants can not submit work as part of a team—or have any links, whether personal or professional, to the organizers.

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The competition will be judged by an expert panel comprising Elvira Muñoz, Primo Orpilla and Martha Thorne. Their combined, world-class experience as award-winning design professionals and academics spans multiple decades and sectors. Together, they will look out for the most inventive and talented ideas that clearly demonstrate the participants’ promise to become new design leaders.

The first- and second-prize winners will be awarded with automatic admission into IE’s Master in Strategic Design of Spaces program for the 2020–2021 academic year. The first place winner will gain €11,500 towards the program tuition fees, while two second-placed entrants will each receive €7,000. There is also a prize for the next five runners up, who will be awarded a diploma alongside free admission fees for the IE program of their choice.

The registration period begins on March 25 through the platform’s website arquideas.net. Participants will have until May 24 to submit their proposals through the same website, with the judges giving their final verdict by June 8. Once the winners have been announced, there will be a virtual exhibition allowing everyone to enjoy the innovative designs.

This is a life-changing opportunity for creative and highly innovative designers to demonstrate their skill and gain access to a world-class design program.