Open Source Office Competition


We see the future in building flexibly; disassembly construction with open source design and integrated supply chain. The purpose of the Open Source Office Competition is designing a durable and flexible office. What’s more important is the co-creation during the competition and the making available of the design after the competition, so that they may be used by everyone for improvement. Take part in the competition and generate the chance that your new office design is used in a commission of at least €50,000. One team shall be judged the winner of the grand prize; the remaining four competing teams who submit a design shall be awarded an honorarium of €2,000.

Competition Progression
Teams can sign up to participate in the competition until 31 January 2012. Ideally teams are multidisciplinary; with architects on board, together with other disciplines, such as plant consultants, construction engineers and physicists. After registration closes the Open Source Office shall select the five teams for the competition.

In February, the selection of the five teams shall be announced. The competition begins with a ‘pressure cooker’ session over one and a half days on 9 and 10 March, during which the selected design teams, with relevant stakeholders (including the end-users), develop the initial ideas. The conclusions of this ‘pressure cooker’ session are to be found on this website. After the session teams have until 28 April 28 to finalise and demonstrate their designs and ideas thro this website.

Jury and winner
A professional Jury shall judge the designs and name the winner. The winning team receives a commission of at least €50,000. The four other teams shall be awarded an honorarium of €2,000.
The Jury consists of:
- Vincent van der Meulen (Founder of Open Source House:
- Anne-Marie Rakhorst (SEARCH BV)
- Eric van der Want (Alderman sustainability Hilversum)
- Paul Terlouw (Director Brakel Interior Group)
- Partners’ representatives

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