Objective - The third annual Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space Ideas Competition (TOGS 3) enhances the global dialogue between art and architecture while offering emerging professionals in the fields of architecture and design the opportunity to garner international attention.
Purpose - This Ideas Competition generates innovative proposals for a temporary outdoor structure that will function simultaneously as an exhibition space and as an architectural exhibition.
Mission - TOGS™ challenges the visual and conceptual boundaries of the outdoor gallery space, transforming the open-air art fair experience into one that showcases the synergy between art and architecture and brings both to the public realm.
The TOGS™ International Ideas Competition generates innovative proposals for a temporary outdoor structure that will function simultaneously as an exhibition space and as an architectural exhibition.
Phase II: Build the Winner
While Phase I asks that entrants push the limits of the TOGS™, based on a feasibility study, the winner will be given the opportunity to collaborate with a professional team to realize a working proposal. Local codes and restrictions will apply and the TOGS™ will need to meet any local laws where applicable. Budget restraints are not required for Phase I of the competition, but can be implemented if so desired.
Phase III: Exhibit
Upon completion of Phase II the winning structure’s prototype will be exhibited at various locations during Art Week Austin including Art City Austin. The TOGS™ 3 prototype and jury’s selection will be available for international exhibition.
Open to national and international professionals and students in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design. Professionals must have completed their education from an accredited program within 10 years of the competition announcement (after December 29, 1999). Student applicants must be in their final year of an accredited program working towards a professional degree (in above mentioned fields). Student applicants in a four-year architecture program must be attending an institution with an accredited architecture graduate program. A two-person professional or student design team collaboration (of the above mentioned fields) is permitted. Each entrant or member of a team must be of legal age and able to lawfully enter the Competition. In a team option,at least one member of the team must meet the 10-year eligibility requirement. Limit of one entry per person or team.