|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||3 January 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal|
|14 January 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal|
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the largest city in the region of Bohemia. It has a privileged location in the center of Europe and is well connected with neighboring countries, making it one of the most popular destinations on the continent. But like any growing city is lacking housing units and this situation is still of great concern to planners and the City Council of Prague.
It is for this situation that this time ARQUITECTUM has been convened by the City Council of Prague for the International Competition "PRAGUE: BRIDGE-BUILDING ON THE VLTAVA RIVER" which aims to provide an answer to the housing problem in a creative way and using a theme present throughout the city: it’s beautiful bridges this time with the intention of connecting the Smichov and Podolí districts and use these structures as housing or supports which called BRIDGE-BUILDING.
This project is to design five (variable number according to your designed) towers housing the new bridge become an item "alive" that allows the users to use the top as an urban "public" space at the same time as a "private", and that supports the typical mute concrete, brick or steel something "dead" to something "energized" for its nightlife and/or diverse. Thus the Municipal Government trying to install a new type of housing: housing over the river (economic, social) but it is no less beautiful in views, spaces or enjoy the city.
YVETTE VAŠOURKOVÁ, ARCHITECT
LUKÁŠ VACEK, ARCHITECT
ONDŘEJ HOFMEISTER, ENGINEER
THOMAS CACH, ARCHITECT
JAVIER MARROQUIN URDANIVIA, ARCHITECT
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,000, Two plane tickets to Prague, to attend the award ceremony and exhibition of the contest
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,000
3rd PRIZE: US$ 500
9 HONORABLE MENTIONS
Special Registration: funtil October 15th, 2012: US $ 75
Early Registration: from October 16th to November 19th, 2012: US $ 100
Late Registration: from November 20th 2012 until January 3rd, 2013: US $ 150
2 (two) digital images (2480* 3510 px)
JURY EVALUATION: from January 16th to February 14th, 2013
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: February 15th, 2013
PRAGUE EXHIBITION: April, 2013