The Museum of Science Fiction announced an architectural design competition for its 2015 preview museum, which will be located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The competition is open to students, architects and designers around the world, and will accept entries through Aug. 31.
The museum plans to construct a preview space in 2015 as an intermediary step in its efforts toward establishing a permanent museum dedicated to science fiction’s history across the arts. Both the preview museum and the permanent installation will provide a narrative on science fiction’s relationship with the real world.
“Science fiction has inspired countless artists and scientists across the world,” said Greg Viggiano, executive director for the Museum of Science Fiction. “Opening this landmark project’s architectural planning to the design community will ensure it is infused with the same imagination.”
The chosen entry will be awarded $1,000, and the designer or team of designers will receive special recognition. For a detailed list of project requirements, visit the contest page.
As the next step toward creating a permanent home for the Museum of Science Fiction, the preview space will give visitors an advance opportunity to experience the unique programming and exhibits the museum will offer, as well as providing a social hub for the science fiction community.