Registration for the Hayy Cinema competition is now closed.
Art Jameel is hosting an international design competition for the design of a cinema space within the Hayy: Creative Hub in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The complex, which is currently under construction and due for completion in 2020, will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The cinema, an independent picture house, will showcase local and international films, positioning itself as the first independent cinema in Saudi Arabia.
As a bespoke independent picture house in Saudi Arabia, the space is positioned to be unique in programme and design, and to invigorate a thriving cultural scene in Jeddah. It will stand out within a truly remarkable complex of social and artistic exchange. The timing of its launch boasts significant and symbolic importance as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, in promoting cultural initiatives. Critically the establishment of the cinema reflects the values of Art Jameel in supporting artists and the creative communities it serves.
Scope and Objectives
The scope is to curate the experience of going to the cinema, exploring innovative ideas and adaptations that determine our impressions. Design proposals will work to a prescribed space within the Hayy: Creative Hub, and are challenged to assume the role of architects and interior designers in delivering turnkey design proposals for a completely fitted cinema space. Concepts presented are immersive renditions of spatial layouts, materiality and technical compliance. Designers are encouraged to explore benchmarks for energy efficiency, and for sustainable and ethical procurement.
The aim of the competition is to award the winning design team, with a contract for the detailed architectural and interior design turnkey development of the developed scheme. The design team will then supervise the construction of the developed scheme by coordinating with the wider project team.
• The winner shall be awarded $15,000 + contract
• Second place shall be awarded $10,000
• Third place shall be awarded $5,000
Wael Al Awar is the principal architect and founding partner of award-winning ibda design, an international architecture, landscape, and urban design office based in Dubai and Tokyo. Born in Lebanon, raised in Europe, and trained as an architect in Japan, Wael founded ibda design in Dubai in 2009. ibda design was selected by Architectural Record’s 2018 Design Vanguard as a top emerging architecture office in the world, and has won numerous international awards.
Faisal Baltyuor is CEO of the Saudi Film Council (SFC), a government body with a mandate to develop a vibrant film industry in Saudi Arabia. Baltyuor has extensive experience in film and media production. Prior to his role at the SFC, he worked as a director and producer in Australia before moving to Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) where he headed Ithra Cinema and film initiatives including the local and international screening and production programmes.
Butheina Kazim is co-founder of Cinema Akil, the first independent picture house in the Gulf, programming films at its flagship home in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai and via its nomadic cinema across the UAE. Cinema Akil is a member of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens. As a Fulbright scholar, Kazim gained an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University; she has worked as a producer, both independently and with Arab Media Group and Dubai Media Incorporated, and contributes regularly to international film juries, festivals and publications.
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli joined OMA in 2007 and became a partner in 2014. Ippolito’s work at OMA/AMO has a focus on research and curation, scenography and preservation; projects include the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), Berlin; the transformation design of the 16th century Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice; and scenography for the Greek theatre of Syracuse in Sicily (2012). Among many major exhibitions, Laparelli curated Monditalia at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; Panda at the 2016 Oslo Triennale; and co-curated Manifesta’s 12th edition (2018) in Palermo. Ippolito teaches at the Royal College of Arts in London and at TU Delft in the Netherlands.
Register online via the website by filling out the online registration form. Following your registration, a unique identity number is automatically issued which will be used in the submission process to ensure anonymity.
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019
To be eligible for participation, the contestant must have a registered architectural or interior design practice, or is a cinema specialist or equivalent.
The submission is comprised of both a Digital and Hard copy submissions. On or before the submission deadline, the Participant must submit a design proposal in accordance with the instructions and attachments contained in this brief as well as in any addenda that may be issued to the brief. All submissions become the property of Art Jameel.
Submission Deadline: April 11, 2019 (1pm UAE time)
The proposals shall be submitted online on or before the competition deadline. (details on submission procedure are listed in the brief).
The submission shall be saved under one zip file and labelled with the assigned unique identity number to ensure anonymity. The digital submission should comprise of the A3 design entry booklet and A1 boards. The zip file shall be uploaded via Wetransfer.
Hard copy submissions
A hard copy of the digital submission should also be submitted in addition to the technical and financial entry. The required documents shall be labelled in separate envelopes with the assigned numerical competition code to ensure anonymity. Hard copies of the submitted soft proposals will be accepted up to 7 working days following the competition deadline.
All communications and inquiries regarding this competition should be directed in writing to Hayy Cinema Competition Team [email protected]
When submitting queries by email, please do not disclose your unique ID number. Please refer to the frequently asked questions section on the website for more information.
Registration deadline: 22nd March 2019
Thank you for your interest in the Hayy: Creative Hub Cinema competition. Registration is now closed. Any queries should be directed to: [email protected]
Q: What are the requirements to enter?
A: You need to be a registered design practice to register. Upon signing up to register, you will be asked to confirm your registration status as a practice/ company.
Q: When is the registration deadline?
A: The deadline for online registration is the 22nd March 2019
Q: Where do I submit my queries?
A: All queries should be emailed to [email protected]. When submitting your queries by email. Please do not disclose your unique ID number.
Q: How do I register?
A: Registration is easy and straightforward. You need to fill the online registration form with all the required details. Upon registration, you will receive an automated email with your unique ID number. The ID number is a unique registration code to be used as required to ensure anonymity
Q: How can I get 2D CAD information?
A: All relevant 2D CAD information can be downloaded from above, under the competition material
Q: What are the required deliverables?
A: The deliverables are clearly listed in the competition brief, which you are able to download. You are requested to adhere to the listed deliverables and not produce more than what is required.
Q: Do we need to work within the prescribed space? Or can we demolish walls and expand?
A: The scope of the competition is strictly confined to the parameters of the cinema space outlined in the brief and listed in the floor plans. The competition calls for the fit out of the current space.
Q: How do we submit the competition material?
A: Submission details are outlined in the brief. Both digital and hard copy submissions are required. Digital submissions are saved under one zipped folder labelled with the assigned ID number, and are emailed via we-transfer. Hard Copy submissions are to be sent by courier to Art Jameel.
Q: Can we submit multiple concepts?
A: No we require a single concept to be presented. The requirement is to deliver a well considered and studied concept. Multiple concept entries will not be eligible for qualification.
Q: Are there any restrictions or limitations?
A: We do not wish to limit your creativity. All necessary design guidelines are presented in the competition brief. All proposals should respect the local customs, and adhere to local regulations and legislation.