The “Emotions on display” architecture design competition is an innovative and multidisciplinary initiative focused on understanding the profound influence of architectural spaces on human emotions.
The primary objective of this competition is to create museum spaces that facilitate a deep connection between visitors and their emotions. By exploring the impact of design and environmental elements on individuals’ well-being, we aim to enhance their understanding of how architectural choices can shape their emotional experiences.
- Design Concept: Archiol invites participants to create a museum space that serves as an immersive emotional journey. The design should incorporate elements that trigger various emotions, such as joy, awe, serenity, curiosity, excitement, reflection, and inspiration. The museum should be a platform for visitors to explore and understand the effects of architectural design on their emotional well-being.
- Environmental Considerations: Designers should carefully consider the environmental factors that contribute to emotional experiences. These may include lighting, color schemes, acoustics, temperature, airflow, scent, and natural elements. The aim is to create a harmonious and balanced environment that supports visitors’ emotional needs and enhances their overall well-being.
- Interactive Exhibits: The museum should feature interactive exhibits that allow visitors to engage with the architecture and experience. These exhibits may include immersive installations, audiovisual presentations, interactive sculptures, and sensory stimulation techniques. Aim to encourage visitors to reflect on their emotions and understand the relationship between architectural spaces and their psychological states.
- Accessibility and Inclusivity: Designers should prioritize creating an inclusive space that caters to individuals with diverse physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities. The museum should be accessible to people of all ages, including children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Participants should consider universal design principles, wayfinding systems, and multi-sensory experiences that cater to a broad range of visitors.
- Sustainability: Sustainable design practices should be incorporated into the museum’s architecture. Participants are encouraged to integrate energy-efficient systems, renewable materials, and strategies for minimizing the building’s environmental impact. The aim is to create a museum that not only nurtures emotional well-being but also promotes environmental stewardship.