Blank Space has announced four winners and 11 honorable mentions for its 2015 Fairy Tales competition. We are delighted to congratulate current SoA MArch student Zigeng Wang for winning First Place for his project "Empty." Wang's detailed images of a post-industrial world illustrate a hyperrealistic, sci-fi-esque story about the great ethical and environmental dilemmas associated with globalization.
As noted in ArchDaily, "The winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured in an anthology of creative visual explorations of storytelling, entitled Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story Volume 2, to be released in June."
Winners of the competition were selected from over 1,200 entries from 65 countries. The jury featured some of the most influential authorities in architecture, design, art, and storytelling, such as: Anish Kapoor, Sculptor; Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the MoMA; Juergen Mayer, Principal at J Mayer H Architects; Karim Rashid, Designer; Yves Behar, CEO of Fuseproject; John Hoke, VP of Global Design at Nike; Jaime Derringer, Founder of Design Milk; Shohei Shigematsu, Partner at OMA; Hunter Tura, CEO of Bruce Mau Design; Andy Hunter, Co-Founder of Electric Literature; Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani, Co-Founders of Blank Space.