2011 Kingspan Insulated Panels Student Design Competition - "Point of Reference"

By Kingspan Insulated Panels Pty Ltd
competitions and awards

May 16, 2011 - May 26, 2011

The University of Adelaide, SA 5005

Competition Graphics

Competition Background

Kingspan Insulated Panels is proud to sponsor the 2011 Australia & New Zealand Student Architecture Congress: FLUX, to be held in Adelaide from 6-9 July. Together with the FLUX Creative Directors and the Australian Institute of Architects, Kingspan Insulated Panels is supporting an innovative design competition  – "Point of Reference - addressing good design & construction simplicity."

Point of Reference will encourage students to engage with Kingspan’s Insulated Panels, while designing a structure that will literally and symbolically be a focal point of the 2011 Congress.

Creative Brief 

The theme of the 2011 Congress is Architecture in Crisis.

The design of temporary shelters has grown from a small niche in the market, to a necessary aspect of the wider architecture profession. With this in mind, the competition is to design a temporary structure, which addresses good design, construction simplicity and can be assembled “on site” at FLUX.  The structure will be a registration centre and a meeting point during the Congress – a Point of Reference.

Since ancient times gathering places have had enormous cultural and architectural significance and, in the modern period, have been the subject of some of the world’s most inspiring architecture. While exploring the functionality and design flexibility of Kingspan Insulated Panels, entrants are encouraged to provide a focal gathering point for the duration of FLUX. Download the space layout and pictures of the site from http://flic.kr/s/aHsjujevKP

Students are challenged to create an expressive form that meets the needs of the users and fits within the constraints of material use as outlined in the material detail document as outlined on http://www.kingspanpanels.com.au/pointofreference.aspx


Point of Reference Design Winner

  • The winning design will be built and installed at FLUX - as the registration desk initially, and as a general meeting point throughout the Congress.
  • Complimentary registration at the 2011 Student Architecture Congress: FLUX
  • Cash prize of $4000


Entries close 26 May 2011.

for further details including eligibility criteria, panel samples, colour swatches, AutoCAD details and terms and conditions  visit http://www.kingspanpanels.com.au/pointofreference.aspx


Free to enter


Helen Flood
02 8889 3000