Competition: five copies of Salt Bridges to be won

We've got together with publisher Prestel to give away five copies of Salt Bridges: Changing Perceptions of Art, Architecture and Science, a detailed study of London architects Hawkins/Brown's new scheme for the Oxford University campus.

Designed to house lecturers, researchers and students in one glass and steel building, the new structure is also home to the Salt Bridges art project combining chemistry and design.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's more info from Prestel:

Salt Bridges: Changing Perceptions of Art, Architecture and Science

Essays by Alex Coles, Edwin Heathcote and Jane Rendell

An innovative new building by architects Hawkins\Brown, uniquely situated at the nexus of art, architecture and science, rises on Oxfordʼs hallowed grounds.

Few contemporary buildings demonstrate the purpose of their existence as effectively as Hawkins\Brownʼs newest scheme. Built to bring together lecturers, researchers and students previously based in separate buildings across Oxfordʼs campus, its glass and steel exterior literally reveals the cutting-edge work being done in its interior —challenging the notion that laboratory walls should be opaque and secretive. The building includes an ambitious art project, Salt Bridges, which combines chemistry and design to illustrate the chaos and coincidence that so often shape scientific discovery.

This volume features a fascinating critical introduction to the project, photographs of plans and models, contributions from the builder on the construction process, and conversations between architects, artists and scientists at the heart of the buildingʼs conception. The story of collaboration between seemingly disparate disciplines makes this monograph particularly appealing to those interested in the relationship between art, architecture and science.

Hawkins\Brown is a London-based architectural practice founded in 1998. The practice has never limited its architecture to particular markets or scales of work, winning awards for offices, universities, schools, transport, arts, housing and community-based projects.

Alex Coles is a London-based art critic and editor. Edwin Heathcote is architecture and design critic for the Financial Times. Professor Jane Rendell is Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett, University College, London, and an architectural designer, historian and art critic.

Hardback, 192 pages, 300 colour illustrations 25 x 32.5cm ISBN 9783791350264



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Congratulations to our winners! Kerry Chu in London, Fabio Rodrigues Doi in Brazil, Cristina Hora in Portugal, Guillermo Lockhart in Uruguay and Eleni Papaevangelou in Greece.