The filming took place in 2008 at the dramatic moment in which the economic crisis took hold, this is the first competition to be documented in excruciatingly raw detail. The documentary film is constructed as an almost uncomfortable but intensely fascinating account of how some of the best architects in the world ‘toil, struggle and strategise’ to beat the competition.
Showing on May 8th at The Barbican and curator by The Architecture Foundation, it offers an excellence chance to learn about pitching for work form the very best. After the film there will be a screen talk by director Angel Borrego.
Photo: Angel Borrego.
Angel Borrego was trained in architecture, with a PhD from ETSA Madrid and a MArch from Princeton University, where he was a Fulbright scholar but he has been developing an interdisciplinary body of works that deal with issues such as the contemporary urban condition, the negotiations between private and public space, violence, surveillance and fictions in architecture.
Using mainly site specific installations, new media and video installations. In 1999, he founds Office for Strategic Spaces, an art and architecture office that leads research projects, designs projects for exhibition spaces, housing and social housing projects as well as urban planning strategies.