WHO CAN APPLY?
Is it possible to apply to FAIRE with an existing interdisciplinary team (including IT skills, etc.)?
YES, of course! Interdisciplinary teams are welcome! FAIRE Believes that diversifying approaches and connecting skills fosters innovation.
Can we present the project together, as a team of 8 = 5 students + 3 teachers?
Student/teacher teams from architecture schools can present projects; so can a class, a laboratory or an entire school section :-)
Can the same architect represent several project proposals, on different sites, with different teams?
YES, FAIRE does not set limits... not on the number of projects presented, or the sites where they may take place, or the teams represented by any single architect.
I am a trained interior designer and I cofounded a design and interior design agency, as well as a research group. With my training and experience, can I apply, or do you have to have an architecture degree?
Sorry, FAIRE is only for architects (DPLG, DESA, DE, HMONP) and students of architecture schools.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT?
Can you give me some details on the amount of funding possible?
FAIRE funds or helps find all or part of the funding necessary to develop the innovative projects and programs that are selected, no matter what their scale. The amount of financial support is therefore specific to each project, depending on what the teams need to carry out their studies and bring them to fruition.
What is the maximum amount that can be allocated to research projects?
FAIRE’s goal is to fund the preparatory studies and execution of projects. But because we don’t always get what we want… It is a good idea to define two budgets. One that covers the requirements to carry out a study based on an estimated schedule; and another, that estimates the execution phase, no matter what the form (prototype, demo…).
Does FAIRE host the structures of the projects that are selected?
FAIRE is not an incubator and cannot offer residencies; it is a project accelerator.
WHAT SHOULD I SEND IN?
Can you give us some details on what should be sent in, and on what is expected from a candidate?
Applications can be made exclusively through the online form, found on the following site: faireparis.com. For this first session, the project application deadline is March 13, 2017 at 23:59.
The form will ask you for the following information:
• First: last name / first name / email / status / whether you are a member of the Architects’ Association (not mandatory)
• Second: title of your project + statement of intent (maximum 3000 characters). In addition, to help us asses your project, you can attach an A4 PDF file (10 pages and five Mo maximum) describing the members of the team, your estimated schedule for the preliminary study phase and the execution phase, the budget and funding necessary for both phases, as well as graphic elements for anything else that could help us to understand your project.
Do we have to send in a complete file on our team’s subject (as is stipulated for a prototype file: PDF 10 pages), or is a statement of intent good enough?
The minimum requirement is a statement of intent, but adding a presentation file could facilitate comprehension of all types of projects.
Should it be a detailed statement of intent or do you expect graphic documents representing a “finished” product?
Graphic renderings of a finished project are not expected since FAIRE it helps you fund the time necessary for your study, as well.
I would like to know the requirements for the rendering (format: A4, A3, drawings?)
A 10-page maximum A4 PDF file, 5 Mo maximum
Does the maximum of 3000 characters include spaces or not?
A statement of intent can include 3000 characters without spaces, but we are not going to haggle over a couple of characters :-)
What do you mean by a fee and team schedule? Is it for the project management team? (economist, architect, etc...) What if the partners are companies, then how do we present it? Do you have a template schedule that we could use?
Base your presentation on your own logic and structure; there is no template form or typical economic analysis schedule to be used.
Is it possible to present more graphic documents to give a better understanding of our project?
You can present whatever you want to, as long as it is within the limit of 10 A4 pages and 5Mo maximum.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Is the deadline on March 12 or 13 mars at 23:59?
The deadline for submitting your project is Monday, March 13 at 23:59.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS?
What kinds of projects you expect?
FAIRE was designed to support, fund and/or find funding for and enhance urban and architectural projects, of all types and scales, selected for their vision, their values and the solutions that they propose in response to the major challenges that we can expect in the future (climate change, urban resilience, developments in lifestyles, economy of sharing, technological changes…). The proposal should simply explain how the project participates in these developments.
How advanced should the projects be? The subject that we are working on is only at the beginning stages of intention, and we would like to benefit from this “residency”, in partnership with your structure, to develop it and bring it to maturity.
That is exactly the FAIRE DNA! Supporting, helping, accompanying architects in the development of a project, bringing an idea to concrete execution, experimenting with research…
Are there any specific deliverables expected as part of a research project (publications…)?
FAIRE would like to share studies and innovation with as many people as possible. The project should include one or more presentations, demonstrations, construction or publication…, to be defined with the team.
Can you tell us whether there is a limit to the number of projects presented?
No, FAIRE imposes no limits... neither on the number of projects proposed, nor the sites where they may take place, nor the teams represented by a particular architect.
Does the project have to be designed for a specific site? Or can the concept be adapted to different contexts?
Certain projects can be site-specific, others can be more generic, but all of them should represent potential for metropolitan Paris
What are the terms of confidentiality and nondisclosure for the proposals that are not selected?
The proposals that are not selected by the jury remain confidential. They will not be communicated without written authorization from the project owner. The members of the jury make a commitment to respect the confidentiality of the projects and deliberations.
Are European agencies eligible to participate? (if they are not located in France?)
Yes, European teams can submit projects as part of the FAIRE call for projects.
When will the results be published?
FAIRE is innovating, adapting and evolving, too! Depending on the number of candidates we receive, the results will be announced as soon as possible.