At the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design‘s Dingbat 2.0 Exhibition opening last Saturday, June 19, the winning and honorable mention entries from the Dingbat 2.0 Competition were announced. In the Professional category, eight winning projects were selected, and in the Student category, five projects. Overall, more than 80 submission from 18 countries were received in this international contest.
The ideas competition called for the consideration of two design issues regarding the Dingbat and its impact on the urban fabric of Los Angeles, California. Submitted designs had to address the typology of the Dingbat at the scale of the individual building and consider the larger urban scale of an entire city block within a ‘Dingbat neighborhood’. Three separate sites in three distinct Los Angeles neighborhoods were to be considered for the competition.
Jury members included renowned architects like Barbara Bestor / Principal, Bestor Architects, Los Angeles / Chair, Graduate School of Architecture at Woodbury University; John Chase / Author / Urban Designer, City of West Hollywood; Teddy Cruz / Principal, Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego / Associate Professor, UCSD, Visual Arts Department; Dana Cuff / Director cityLAB – UCLA/AUD; Neil Denari / Principal, NMDA, Los Angeles / Professor, UCLA/AUD; Joshua Prince-Ramus /Principal, REX, New York.
Bustler’s sister site Archinect was the media sponsor for this competition.
The work of the thirteen winners is being exhibited at the Dingbat 2.0 Exhibition (WUHO, 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA) until July 24.
Here are a few images of the winning ideas:
Images: Dingbat 2.0 Competition / LA Forum