TED PAUSE

DBR presents PAUSE a competition in partnership with TED2017 ‘The future you’. This year TED is making the conference more explicitly personal. We are questioning what individual space looks like; the personal and private; the open and closed. How do we design an environment and experience that is nurturing, human, satisfying, and exciting?

Part of the challenge will be considering the end use for the structure within a forested site. With a local site being considered, we are excited to see how the future purpose of the structure can help shape its use at TED. The challenge will be to capture both the experience of TED and the experience of the forest.

In complementing the theme of TED, we present PAUSE. The pavilion is about personal reflection. A pause within the forest, within the city. A place to reflect, gather, or interact, the applicant will define the user encounter. To develop an identity of place and experience, but to also recognize and respect the surrounding environment. These are all concerns that should be considered while addressing the design and program requirements. The challenge is to create a space to reflect personally and in the same breath, share that experience with others.

A reflection on the past, a moment in the present, and a thought for the future. Can taking a PAUSE and connecting to nature answer the questions that TED is exploring?

 
 

PAUSE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Winner and Top 5 Finalists for DBR | PAUSE have been selected! View the announcement here.

 

FINALISTS

AFFORDABLE HOUSING MATTERS

Ning Xu– Canada
Dalhousie University

 

POLE TO PAVILION

Karl Ahlund, Carl Jarneving – Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology

APERTURE

Nicky van den Aardweg, Wendy Reece, Paul Kraus, Chris Reid – South Africa
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

 

SPIRAL OF KNOWLEDGE

Alecsander Gonçalves, Deyvison Estevam Madeira, Mônica Moreira da Silva –  Brazil
Universidade São Judas Tadeu

 

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