by 0xdce7d7f3ea933b214b1e73b47b079b631122596e (Metancy)
Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
This proposal is to ask the DAO funding to organize, participate, and list Decentraland as co-organizer of the first Metaverse Architecture & Design Biennale to be held cross-metaverse in Decentraland and W3rlds by ARhead in 1Q-2Q 2023.
Biennale would unite the best creators from all over the world to manifest the significance of architecture and design for the metaverse. During the Biennale two metaverse platforms would showcase bespoke projects and ideas and become a place to speculate about the future of this new environment, meet co-thinkers and formulate the vision role of architect in the Metaverse!
We believe that there is only one decentralized metaverse that unites all of the platforms, technologies and communities. To emphasize this idea we’ve decided to run the event on two platforms simultaneously, in Decentraland a massive neighborhood would be developed specially for this event and from there you could teleport to a new world in W3rlds to explore even more amazing spaces.
huge exhibition space in two metaverse platforms
architectural competition open to creators with any experience
more than 20 pavilions by the creators from all over the world
expositions by well-known architects and designers
lectures and public talks
thousands of amazing people to meet during the event
The event will consist of several pavilions designed by well-known architectural studios such as Atrium, SpacesDAO, SA lab, Illusor, Dewans and others as well as emerging designers selected by a contest. In addition to this there will be lectures, discussions, NFT-exhibitions, art-installations and more, so anyone with interest in architecture and design could enjoy the event.
We believe that as graphic designers have created the internet we’ve been using for the last decades, the Metaverse would be created by architects and designers.
The tittle of Biennale “Presence of the future” refers to the name of the first Venice Architecture Biennale - one of the greatest events to celebrate architecture and design. "Presence of the past’’ was actually the name of the 1980 Biennale directed by Paolo Portoghesi who has managed to organize an event of global significance bringing together great architects from around the world.
Nowadays, more than forty years later our perception of the world and design approach have changed dramatically, digital design tools became the main instruments and created a totally new language and, some might say, in our society and culture Postmodernism has been replaced by Metamodernism (whatever that means after the word Meta has become a brand).
All in all, “Presence of the future” aims to recall the power of architecture to reinvent the modernity and formulate the new quality of life in the immersive virtual space. In the moment when we are witnessing the creation of a new game-changer in the way we communicate, entertain and collaborate we challenge the architects and designers to envision our future in the built form and take the responsibility for it. We believe that this exhibition would bring the life-changing power of architecture and design to the metaverse and would set up a new positive vector for its development.
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
1st stage: open call for submissions
Candidats will send 3 visualisations of 3d-modeled architectural object reflecting the theme of the Biennale “Presence of the Future” and 200-500 words description of the concept. The jury would rate all projects by several criteria such as concept, formal / spatial complexity, atmosphere (use of light, textures, landscape). The function of the space is not limited: event hall, showroom, maze etc.
2st stage: finalists projects realisation
All finalists are guaranteed to receive a grant from the organizers to produce the final spaces for the event.
All submitted projects are checked by the technical team and placed on site of the event prior to its opening.
On the final day of the event the jury announces the best project of the Biennale, its creators are invited to become the jury of the next event.
ALREADY CONFIRMED STUDIOS
Atrium is global internationally recognized architectural studio with more than 25 years of experience working on projects of different scale and typology from urban design projects to boutique interior spaces, recently they’ve launched their own product design studio and metaverse spaces production. https://www.atrium.ru/
SA lab is an up-and-coming company, focused on architecture in the digital age. By using the computational design we develop an adaptive architecture that doesn’t have a final shape and easily reacts to any surroundings’ parameters, balancing between physical and virtual – it matters due to the highly digital world. SA lab / Architecture
Illusorr is a community of creatives building their own metaverse platform with distinctive architectural style, most of the architects in the company have worked for internationally renowned studios and are developing parametricism style. https://www.illusorr.com/
Dewans architects and engineering - an award winning studio with offices all over the world, and Iheartblob - an experimental architecture and design studio and the winners of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022, have expressed the interest in participation and are in discussion about the details of the event format. https://www.dewan-architects.com/
HEADLINERS TO BE INVITED BY THE CURATORS
Zaha Hadid Architects - one of the most internationally recognized studios, designers of Liberland Metaverse platform
BIG - one of the most internationally recognized studios, designers of Vice Media Group building in Decentraland
SpacesDAO - one of the most successful metaverse architecture studios founded by Fatemeh Monfared
Iheartblob - experimental architecture and design studio, headliners of Tallinn Architecture Biennale
Space Popular - experimental architecture and design studio, exploring the limits of virtual design
Crosby Studios - design studio working on intersection of art, design and fashion with several metaverse inspired projects
MVRDV - one of the most internationally recognized studios, who had designed virtual projects already twenty years ago
Asymptote - internationally recognized studio, who had designed virtual projects already twenty years ago
SHOP - internationally recognized studio, who’s recently released a collection of 2500 generated nft-buildings
EMBASSY OF ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
Upcoming week, in early January, we will open the Embassy of Metaverse Architecture Biennale in Decentraland. This will be an exposition our own 15-parsel estate located at 67;-10. Scene built by the Metancy and Dearch teams for the presentation of the Biennale, promo activities and presentation of the event structure, including transitions from the DCL stage to one of the W3rdls spaces.
Here are few renders:
We are looking for an opportunity to invite Decentraland as the main organizer of the Biennale and discuss the possibility of holding an event at one of the plazas.
However we have our own dedicated plot in Dragon district with a size of 60 parcels as well as the ownership of 150 parcels in Aetheria district. Even if it is not possible to hold a Biennale at the plaza we will be able to organize an event albeit on a smaller scale.
METANCY - team of creative developers based in Metaverse. Creators, developers, Decentraland influencers, owners of 300+ parcels, DAO active members, creative heads and marketing pros.
DEARCH.SPACE - experimental architecture drew experienced architects to the design for the metaverse, AR and VR spaces. They believe it would create a totally new architectural aesthetic and even a new design industry.
W3rlds by ARhead - creators driven platform to produce content, spaces and events for companies in the Metaverse. Platform provide tools to create unique spaces that can be designed and built to provide a variety of engagement mechanics and activities.
CORE TEAM FOR DECENTRALAND
Chief product officer, Metaverse Rick
Chief operation officer, Rozman
Chief technical officer, Demid
Chief design officer, Nick ET
Architect & curator, Sergey Nadtochiy
Wearables modeling, Tony
The grant that we are requesting is designed exclusively for developing in Decentraland and for the benefit of Decentraland. ⅓ of grant will be distributed among the contest participants. The rest will be directed to development, 3d modeling, onboarding, management, curation of the contest and media coverage.
Our partners from Dearch and Arhead undertake to attract no less funding in order to balance the financial contribution to the work on the project.
1st month - concept and planing / partnerships / headliners invitations / create of event program / dev team onboarding
2nd month - Onboarding the best architects & designers / masterplan design & modeling / public announcement / start of development & modeling of event space
3rd month - open call for creators / marketing / building of community / events development / the masterplan solution has been implemented on the allocated plaza
4th month - metaverse worlds building / event release & shilling / media coverage / wearables creation & minting / final development, testing & bug fixing
5th month - deploying public versions of the buildings and worlds / 1 week festival with events and architect contest final
6th post production / post PR / media coverage
Here is significantly detailed the budget breakdown scheduled for each month with some explanations:
Here is the basic deck of tasks after viewing which you can understand in more detail the specifics of budget allocation: