The annual mid-July fiesta started with a runway present at Level Chevalier RSA, the place groups met for the primary time and sought to design and realise structure impressed high fashion. The pink carpet noticed goggles derived from Athfield’s Khandallah residence, multi-purpose masks celebrating Tirau’s well-known corrugated canine, and the sassiest Sydney Opera Home (full with removable fan to flutter at a seductive main tenor). This icebreaker problem was judged by long-running sponsor Sika’s Melissa Stuckey and Sheets By Salas’ very personal Carl Salas. Workforce 13’s ‘Fan-tom of the Opera’ (modelled by Rachel Ogbuze) fluttered its means into first place, and an honourable point out went to the vogue-like charisma of Phoebe Rodriguez, modelling group 2’s Guggenheim impressed neckpiece.
That night, the 70 college students assembled from the nation’s six structure faculties headed to Unitec’s Constructing 48 to sort out a difficult temporary, asking for the town’s new structure faculty to be tied in with the Metropolis Rail Hyperlink — Auckland’s new railway line linking Mt Eden, Karangahape Street, and Aotea Sq. to Britomart. The problem? Websites like Mars or a polar panorama required some slight modifications to our latest piece of infrastructure: rails delving by way of volcanoes, below oceans, and much off into the chilly, unforgiving vacuum of area. Groups labored onerous to conceptualise and start their media processes, and plenty of continued to work from home after the studios closed for the evening.
Saturday morning greeted college students with a ridiculous curveball (consistent with 24hr custom): the scholars at this faculty weren’t people, however animals. A singular member of the animal kingdom was assigned to every group; throwing in one more variable to steadiness in answering the temporary. Some groups selected to cohabitate with people, others selected to trick us into Mars holidays as a meals supply for octo-Martian college students, and others nonetheless selected to make use of bovine teachers as a meals supply for his or her holistic farm-to-table idea faculties. Fascinating discourse from the judging desk ensued: it appears opinions on the ethics of consuming one’s classmates are contingent on whether or not people are the eaters or the eaten.
Our group of plucky younger architects slowly transitioned from bright-eyed, bushy tailed designers assembly from the primary time to mad scientists working collectively, rising from piles of Resene paints and sliced-up cardboard solely to eat dinners and lunches supplied by Sheets by Salas and Burgerfuel. The 24hr competitors goals to construct inter-school networks by drawing out the easiest design concepts by way of ridiculous constraints and permit newly-introduced designers to attain each conceptual and media outcomes that go far past what is anticipated at school and in apply — and sometimes we discover social critique rising from the melting pot of concepts and ideologies. One group critiqued members of the institution: ‘completely no sense of social duty and successful the rat race is all that’s necessary to them,’ whereas group 5 requested the burning query: ‘why did the ant go to structure faculty?
Our judges had been certainly impressed with the proposals put in entrance of them on the prizegiving (going down at Citizen Park in Kingsland). A particular prize for finest presenter went to group 15’s scroll reader Dylan Andrew Hagan, asserting the Frog King’s want to see amphibian architects educated in Auckland. Workforce 6 cemented third place with a ship-school for penguins navigating a deadly icefield, replete with a set of matching penguin hats for presentation. Taking second place was group 1 with a shocking and surprising found-audio model diary depicting the collapse of a mars-based utopia. Workforce 10 finally took out first place, depicting an underworld structure faculty staffed by starchitects like Zaha Hauseless, Frank Lloyd Left, and Le Corpsie (whose obligations as college included bringing new college students into the underworld, with all of the murderous implications that entails). Some flattery of the judging group (adjectives included: horny; profitable; gorgeous) — envisioned as the college’s occult founders — didn’t go amiss because the group offered their Unitec-based underworld establishment’s upcoming prospectus. Groups took residence puzzle-piece medals designed by Adam Collett of SANNZ Unitec, and bragging rights for a triumphant return to subsequent 12 months’s competitors.
And why did the ant go to structure faculty? To get ant-elligent, of course!
The 24hr competitors is SANNZ’s largest calendar occasion and it comes again greater and higher yearly. This 12 months’s competitors was our tenth and marked Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland College of Know-how’s first official participation as a SANNZ-affiliated college.
The comp (and SANNZ) is organised by college students, for college kids, as the scholar outreach of the NZIA. For extra data on this 12 months’s competitors and the SANNZ kaupapa (or to become involved), go to us at sannz.org.
Thanks to this 12 months’s judging panel:
Congratulations to the successful groups:
- 1st place – Workforce 10 (the Bent Tents): Matthew Brown (Unitec), Danielle Caballero (UoA), Hayley Harris (UoA), Gregory Mann (UoA), Liang-Ru Kiana Wei (UoA)
- 2nd place – Workforce 1 (Good Shout Studios): Yash Bhatia (UoA), Simon Jo (UoA), Josh Hamilton (Unitec), Rachel Lin (UoA), Tom Peng (UoA)
- third place – Workforce 6 (FETZ): Tristan Escueta (Otago Polytechnic), Erica Lim (Unitec), Felix Qi (Unitec), Eric Wong (UoA), Zoe Wu (UoA)
Thanks to our 2023 sponsors, with out whom this unbelievable occasion wouldn’t be doable:
Lastly, a particular thanks to SANNZ UoA – embodying SANNZ’ targets with some severe inter-school help.
Sahil Tiku is a SANNZ Nationwide Consultant (based mostly on the College of Auckland).