Competition to win trip to 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Australian architects and interior designers are being given the chance to travel to Italy for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

To recognise outstanding kitchen design, Smeg Australia has opened the Smeg Tour Competition, offering four prize packages that include return flights to Venice for the biennale.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin-based practice Grafton Architects are curating the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, which will be themed Freespace, exploring “a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda.”

In addition to the biennale, competition winners will visit the Guido Canali-designed Smeg headquarters in Guastalla, as well as other sites of architectural, historic and cultural significance.

Winners will be selected by a jury of industry professionals including Allen Jack + Cottier’s Michael Heenan, Silvester Fuller’s Penny Fuller, Turner Studio’s Catherine Calavrias and comedian Tim Ross.

The competition is open to projects that specified and have been built with Smeg products between Janurary 2016 and August 2017. Entries will be judged based on the innovative design and creative use of materials and the appliances.

Entries close on Thursday 31 August at 5 pm EST. More information can be found here.

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