BCN 2009-2010 Urban Sustainable Transport Center

Result

Primer Premio
Bruno Bianchi, Damian Bojko, Nelson Etcheberry, Juan Fabbr, Guillermo Klentak, Christian Moroni. Universidad de Buenos Aires

Segundo Premio
Alfredo Gustavo Bertuzzi, Ileana Carolina Rossi Seluy, Nicolas Emanuel Sambrana. FADU-Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Tercer Premio
Sean Solowski, Peter Osborne, Farid Noufaily

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Overview

Our goal is to propose a new complex that symbolizes the end of an era marked by gasoline-powered vehicles and oil as the main power source. The imminent arrival of electric vehicles to the cities makes us think that this matter, along with all its consequences such as the need to provide electric refueling stations, must be taken care of by architects from the beginning and in the best way possible to avoid the chaos that past generations built.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability, Transportation, Urban
Country Barcelona, Spain
Registration Deadline 31 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 April 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students

Description
On the plot there are currently 2 buildings, both very well known by the people of the area. One, located right on the sharpest corner of the plot, corresponds to a local gas station, while the other is a car dealership run by an exclusive car brand.

Our goal is to propose a new complex that symbolizes the end of an era marked by gasoline-powered vehicles and oil as the main power source. The imminent arrival of electric vehicles to the cities makes us think that this matter, along with all its consequences such as the need to provide electric refueling stations, must be taken care of by architects from the beginning and in the best way possible to avoid the chaos that past generations built.

The project aims to aware and educated people on environmental sustainability issues, introducing in its design technological elements that help to reduce pollution such as photovoltaic panels, wind mills, etc.

The project, as a complex, will include an ecologic vehicles sale and rental shop (or several), the first electric refueling station of the city and the new headquarters and labs of several companies dedicated to the study and research of sustainable energies.

Jury
Ignacio Paricio - Architect. Jury president
Joyce de Botton - Architect. Sustainability Expert
Zaida Muxí – Architect. Urbanism and Sustainability Expert
Alfons Soldevila – Architect. Projects design Expert
Shaun Pilgrem – Invited Architect

Prize
1st Price: 1500 Euros + Publication + Exhibition
2nd Prize: 600 Euros + Publication + Exhibition
3rd Prize: 400 Euros + Publication + Exhibition
10 Honorable Mentions: Publication + Exhibition

Entry Fee
Special registration Nov 30th – Jan 31st: 50€
Early registration Feb 1st – Feb 28th: 75€
Late registration Mar 1st – Mar 31st: 100€

Entries
1 din-A1 panel in PDF format (can be compressed to .zip or .rar) and must weight 7MB or less.

Timetable
Special registration period finishes: January 31st 2010
Early registration period finishes: February 28th 2010
Late registration period finishes: March 31st 2010
Announcement of result: April 24th 2010
Exposition at the Architecture School of Barcelona: May 3rd to June 4th 2010
Publicación del libro conmemorativo: June 1st 2010

Organizer
ArchMedium

Official Website
http://www.en.archmedium.com/