Central Park 2011 Landscape Competition - Park in Shamrock Condo

Result

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Overview

The aim of the competition is to design a Central Park for one of the new condominiums located in the district of Santiago de Surco [Lima, Peru].

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape
Country Lima, Peru
Registration Deadline 20 April 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 2 May 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects

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Description
The project consists of developing for the owners of a real estate unit within the SHAMROCK-El Polo Condominium a 2000 square meter park the main function of which will be that of a space for visual contemplation of the landscape, as well as relaxation.
Lima has a subtropical humid climate. It doesn´t rain and there is few water present in other sources. The selected xerifite plants are low water consumers and are adapted to the region where this park is located. They have been extracted from a book called “PAISAJES VERDES CON POCA AGUA – Gardens for Lima and dry-climate cities”. This selection does not represent the total plant list on the book, since it has been taken the specific characteristics of the project. It is recommended to use the plant selection that appears on the attachment (on Excel file at the “download” section), which also contains links to Wikipedia for of them.
The park is located on natural land, and there are no structures beneath. Soil drainage is good, but it is poor in organic material, which demands extra soil nutrients, and it is very important to plant species that don´t require high maintenance.
The main structure of the park is present on trees and connifers, and palm trees. For its location, it is important to consider the space that each of them need to grow, and also de present of the surrounding buildings, which apartments need natural light.
It is recommended to plant shrubs, herbaceous, groundcovers, vines, grasses, cactuses and succulents, both for aesthetic as for ecological purposes, considering that grass will demand four times more water for its maintenance.
Besides the landscape design, it can be combined with a proposal of technical watering and lighting.

Jury
Eileen Dancuart, Architect
Carlos Chuman, Engineer
Manolo De Rivero, Architect
César Becerra, Architect
Fernando Puente Arnao, Architect
Kika Susti, Interior Designer

Prize
1st PRIZE: US$ 15,000 and Airfare (01) for the winning architect from their country of origin to Peru so that they can receive their prize and subsequently coordinate the development of the architectural project
2nd PRIZE: US$ 10,000 and Airfare (01) for the winning architect from their country of origin to Peru so that they can receive their prize
3rd PRIZE: US$ 5,000
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Entry Fee
Special Registration(from February 4th until March 14th 2011): USD100
Early Registration(from March 15th until March 28th 2011): USD150
Late Registration(from March 29th until April 20th 2011): USD200

Entries
One digital image (3500 width x 2600 height(pixels))

Timetable
JURY EVALUATION: from May 3rd until May 16th 2011
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNING PROPOSAL: May 17th 2011
AWARD CEREMONY IN LIMA: June, 2011

Organizer
Arquitectum

Official Website
http://www.arquitectum.com/index.php

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