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Call for entries to IE School of Architecture and Design's Space for Creativity Competition

Dezeen promotion: designers are invited to develop a nursery proposal for the IE School of Architecture and Design's Spaces for Creativity award.

The international school's Spaces for Creativity award seeks to explore the impact of the built environment on people's behaviour, specifically focusing on the use of technology in the future. It aims to "empower students to prepare themselves for a changing world".

As part of the competition, the IE School of Architecture and Design is looking for nursery proposals that would actively boost children's creativity and positively impact their education.

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Designers are invited to design a proposal for a nursery, like the projects by Agustin Farah (this image) and Paula Jaramillo Vargas (top image)

The nursery designs should be for three- to six-year-olds, hold up to 15 children, and encourage youngsters to enjoy creative activities.

Proposals must be submitted digitally and include a presentation poster (A1), 500 words in English explaining the proposal (A4), and the entrant's CV. All documents must be submitted as PDFs and in portrait orientation.

"Your graphic presentation, using whatever types of expression you wish, should clearly reflect your goals and how your approach/design will achieve them," said the organisers. "This is an ideas competition that seeks to reward talent, creativity, and the promise of the participants. This is not a traditional design competition."

The competition is open to individual participants – designers who hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in design, architecture or a related field.

Designer's nursery proposals should foster fun and creativity, like this idea by Mauricio Gonzalez

The first prize includes a pending admission to the university’s Master in Strategic Interior Design program with a scholarship worth €11,000 towards the tuition fees for the 2021-22 academic year.

The competition will be judged by the director of the Master in Strategic Interior Design at IE School of Architecture and Design, Elvira Muñoz; Primo Orpilla, co-founder and principal of San Francisco-based design studio, O+A; and Enrique De La Puente, Founder and Global Creative Director USA, Europe and Middle East Division at Neobranding.

There is no registration fee to take part in the competition, and participants can register here.

Registration is open until 7 June 2021, and winners will be announced on 21 June 2021.

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