Student Competition 2011
We encourage all students from universities within the ARAB region to explore methods for innovative gemetrical explorations of the islamic tiling method known as zellij (زليج).
The exploration should respond to the challenge of applying zellij to a curved surface.
1st Position Award
Mohammed Mostafa Mahmoud Dawod
2nd Position Award
Ahmed Eid Rihan and Mohamed Hassan
3rd Position Award
Honorable Mention Award
- Define a lemon (it may be resized, cut, peeled, morphed, whole or partial ... )
- Design a zellij pattern to apply to your lemon (i.e. in 3D)
- Graphically demonstrate the underlying geometries both within your lemon shape and within the applied zellij.
- Use computer animation to fully describe and document your zellij design and its application to the curved surface(s) of your lemon.
The submissions will be evaluated based on 3D modelling ability, quality in discovering the underlying geometries of zellij and its application to curved forms. In particular, great weight will be placed on the student's demonstration of creativity and innovation.
- 2 student Scholarships to participate in Summer Traning "Arcitectural Geometry" at Vienna Technical University, July 18 - 29 2011, Austria
- 1 Scholarship to attend "Construction Aware Design", April 16 - 17 2011, KAUST
- 2 Students visit for one-week research at GMSV, KAUST
- 1 copy of student suite of Bentley software
- Web hosting of all winning projects at Geo-ARAB-Design
21 March 2011
5 April 2011
- Animation: 1-2 minutes of animation and/or video documentary of the exploration
- Poster: A1 size graphic that conveys your exploration and findings (file types: tiff, jpeg, png, pdf, mpg)
- Essay: 150 word essay describing the design and its innovative concepts (English, no figures, file types: pdf or doc).
Please zip your submission into a single file prior to sending it to us via email attachment. Maximum file size is 20MB. (File types: .zip, .7z, .rar).
IMPORTANT! Ensure your name and contact details are included in the email. Files names must contain YOUR NAME but, to ensure anonymity, do not include your name in the graphic / text work.