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Sign-up deadline for 120 HOURS is 1 February '13

The sign up deadline for the world's biggest student-driven architecture competition, 120 HOURS, is Friday 1 February 2013. The competition has gained great international interest and in this year's edition hundreds of students from over 40 countries all over the world have signed up to compete. All information on the assignment is kept secret until the competition launches, but this press release reveals a little teaser. The show begins on Monday 4 February at 2 PM UTC+1.

120 HOURS will this year discuss the relationship between architecture and nature, and students will be urged to bring interesting and relevant contributions to this debate. Norway is celebrated for its breathtaking serene nature, deep fjords and tall mountains. The scale and visual impact of such a dramatic context is contrasted by an overly modest, almost invisible vernacular architecture that exists in the fjord villages.

The project managers of 120 HOURS have this year teamed up with students from The Bergen School of Architecture. Focusing the attention on the western coast of Norway, the competition aims to take a critical view towards one of the crown jewel of this picturesque coast. The exact site remains secret until the launch of the competition, but the speculations begins here.

The competition is as usual highly conceptual, and the participants are first and foremost encouraged to take a distinct position on the relationship between architecture and nature. The jury of 120 HOURS 2013 is the most renowned and influential ever, and the task will certainly be in line with their critical and progressive vision.

Over 300 teams have already signed up, and this number is expected to rise dramatically in the last week of registration. Both prizes and significance is higher than ever, and all students are encouraged to sign up and battle for glory against fellow students around the world. For questions or more information about the competition, please contact Mr. Hans Martin Halleraker at hans.halleraker@stud.aho.no or call +47 93 82 45 71.

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