The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is a think-and-do-tank and biennially a platform for architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam enables ongoing design research into the significant societal and environmental issues of our time and creates a public platform that serves as free space for experimental explorations, systemic analysis and the design of change. Under the current new leadership, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is looking for a novel visual identity to encourage innovation for a world that signals a new dynamic and reflects IABR as a catalyst for debate and a trailblazer of previously unimagined possibilities to serve the planet and a rich mix of people and cultures.

As a contemporary organization, it is crucial that the identity, whether designed with a logo, symbol, or combination, reflects our mission and is easy to understand. The new identity will work as a coherent design system including distinctive colors, typographic standards, and a unique ‘look and feel’ or style of visual expression. It is foreseen that design concepts will explore ideas visualizing both the organization’s full name and the acronym ‘IABR.’

Send in your portfolio before 20 December 2021 (CLOSED)
Talks first weeks of January 2022
Selection of shortlist mid January 2022
Presentation proposal mid February 2022

The applications will be reviewed by a jury comprised of Elma van Boxel (architect ZUS), Remco van Bladel (graphic designer), Roosje Klap (graphic designer and designer of the previous IABR edition), Saskia van Stein (director IABR), and Vivian Ammerlaan (office manager IABR).

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