WINNERS: Special prize in the Storefront for Art and Architecture's Competition of Competitions

“This open-call from a venerable New York non-profit organisation was staged to find inventive, new architectural challenges. Storefront believed that the quotidian architectural competition, which usually asked for a new shopping mall or opera house proposals, had stymied the discipline’s development and narrowed its purview.

Bench and Chesley’s winning entry, Taking Buildings Down, was as ingenious as it was simple: rather than ask for new architectural developments, the pair wondered what kind of submissions they might receive if they called for architects to dream-up a demolition scheme.”

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Jonathan Chesley