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Competition: win a place on the summer workshops at Domaine de Boisbuchet

Competition: Domaine de Boisbuchet is offering Dezeen readers the chance to win a place on a week-long design workshop at a chateau in south-west France this summer.

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Cheick Diallo's 2014 workshop. Photo by Lucia Peluffo

Congratulations to the winner! Aranza de Arinho.

Domaine de Boisbuchet's Summer Workshops offer design students and professionals the chance to collaborate on week-long projects, offering hands-on experience in the grounds of a historic French chateau.

Participants take part in practical activities, with a range of architecture and design experts from a variety of disciplines on hand to offer guidance and advice.

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Ernst Gamperl's woodturning workshop

Course leaders will also give talks and presentations as part of the evening's activities, which also include social events such as shared dinners.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the workshop programme, and Domaine de Boisbuchet is offering Dezeen readers the chance to win a place on the 2015 programme to celebrate.

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Katja Gruijter's 2014 Survival Food workshop. Photo by Lucia Peluffo

The focus for this year's programme is Design and the Community, and entrants are requested to propose an authentic and original design related to the theme. For more information on what to include in your entry, see the terms and conditions from Domaine de Boisbuchet at the end of this post.

"Reflecting the loss of public spirit, a lack of respect for different-minded people and shortage of social behaviour in our private and professional lives, these workshops will either question a community’s characteristics, opportunities and limits, address specific social groups or focus on cooperative design processes," said the organisers.

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Paper Pavilion by Shigeru Ban, located in the grounds of Boisbuchet

Entries should be sent to info@boisbuchet.org between 23 April and 1 June. Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will be judging applications alongside designer Ayse Birsel, designer and curator Jan Boelen, and Boisbuchet's director Mathias Schwartz-Clauss.

Humberto Campana, Bart Hess, Jaime Hayón and Jo Nagasaka are amongst the designers that will tutor this year's workshops - visit the Boisbuchet website for a full list of designers, workshops and dates.

Read on for more information from the organisers about the workshops and how to enter:


Win a week at Domaine de Boisbuchet In France and work together with the best in contemporary design

Each summer on a secluded country estate in the south-west of France, contemporary top designers, architects and artists one after another give hands-on workshops for students and professionals from all over the world.

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Installation by United Visual Artist's workshop

On the occasion of the programm's 25th anniversary, Domaine de Boisbuchet invites users of Dezeen to participate in a unique competition offering the winner one place in Boisbuchet's Summer Workshops 2015. The competition's brief is to propose an original and authentic design (product, furniture, architecture, scenography, fashion, graphic, installation, infrastructure, or interior) serving a specific human community.

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Sevil Peach and Kvadrat's workshop. Photo by Øyvind Wyller

Boisbuchet's motto for this year is Design and the Community, and the summer's workshops feature tutors such as Humberto Campana, Bart Hess, Jaime Hayon, Jo Nagasaka, Studio Swine, Go Hasegawa, Cecilie Manz, Josh Owen, Philippe Malouin, Alvaro Siza, Prem Krishnamurthy, Bless, Marcelo Rosenbaum, Jonah Bokaer, Mischer'traxler, Bethan Laura Wood – and many others.

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Open air workshop

Reflecting the loss of public spirit, a lack of respect for different-minded people and shortage of social behaviour in our private and professional lives, these workshops will either question a community’s characteristics, opportunities and limits, address specific social groups or focus on cooperative design processes.

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Material for Brodsky's Lodge. Photo by Carlo Cialli

The competition's terms and conditions:

» Participants must be over 18 years old.

» Participants must send in one single email to info@boisbuchet.org between 22 April and 1 June.

» A CV of 500 words maximum.

» A PDF of two to four pages A4 (or one to two pages A3) maximum including principal information about the project in 500 words maximum. (English language) concerning 1) the relevance regarding a community, 2) the innovation of the project's concept, 3) relevant technical specifications, 4) the commensurability of time and human or material resources, and 5) visuals illustrating the design.

» The content of that PDF must propose an original and authentic design (product, furniture, architecture, scenography, fashion, graphic, installation, infrastructure, or interior) serving a specific human community.

» Members of the competition's jury are: designer Ayse Birsel, designer and curator Jan Boelen, Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs and Boisbuchet's director Mathias Schwartz-Clauss.

» The winner will be notified via email and announced on Dezeen on 24 June.

» The competition's winner receives one free place in a Boisbuchet 2015 summer workshop (worth €835 for students or €1,080 for professionals), selected by that winner amongst those workshops of the 2015 program, where places are still available – to be checked with Boisbuchet's website by the winner within seven working days after his/her notification.

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A Poet's Lodge by Alexander Brodsky and his team

Look forward to working with the most innovative creative minds in design and architecture, we look forward to your application!

www.boisbuchet.org