STUTTGART · 72 Hour Urban Action is the world's first real-time architecture competition, where 10 international teams have 3 days and 3 nights to design and build projects in public space in response to local needs. first one was at Bat Yam in Israel.
the Post 21 program suggests a series of events in response to the local planning crisis and the ongoing public outcry that were the result of the Stuttgart 21 plan. through it they seek alternative approaches to city planning and different tactics for engaging residents in place-making.
the competition, which will take place between 11th and 14th of july, is defined by an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space and will challenge participants to rapidly leave a lasting impact on the city's urban fabric. they will be battling the clock, the restrictive conditions and each other, to envision and realize projects in response to the spatial and social challenges the sites and missions offer.
all participants will live together on site, in an old disused train-repair hanger converted into a sleep/work center, thus enriching the neighborhood with a multi-cultural intense experience. teams will receive a budget for materials, a central prefabrication camp, a team of 'Angels' (construction and safety engineers) and a truck(!).
the missions and sites will be assigned randomly on take off day. an International panel of jury will include prominent leaders, architects and curators. the winning team will gain a prize of 4000$.