Domus Academy - Define a Creative hub 2010

This competition is adressed to professionals and students graduating within 2010 in the subjects related to the urban and architectural development (architecture, planning, landscape, urban geography, economy, sociology, industrial design) with the aim to test their talent and urban vision skills with an experimental contemporary subject.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Fellowship, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Architecture, Urban
Country Milano, Italy
Registration Deadline 31 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 May 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Professionals and students graduating within 2010 in the subjects related to the urban and architectural development

Description
A Creative Hub can be defined as a space that induces Creative Thinking, which is a combination of creativity, curiosity and communication. A place, real or virtual, where designers meet ordinary people to bring creative influences and creative acts.

A Creative Hub has the ambition to create and enhance every local resource that can attract creative brains in a specific territory. In today’s scenario, every global city is competing with each other to build creative hubs, which are also architectural masterpieces, developed according to local needs of region. But real needs are difficult to be identified and they change from region to region.

Urban Vision and Architectural Design Department would like to test tour talent and urban vision skills with an experimental contemporary subject. Candidates are requested to submit a design project for a Creative Hub that meets the need of the selected area, explaining the reasons of their choice and the functional programme identified.

Defining a CREATIVE HUB competition: define your idea of Creative Hub; identify a place in your hometown and/or where to locate the Creative Hub; design a unit.

Jury
Gianandrea Barreca, Director Urban Vision and Architectural Design department
Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Joseph Grima, Storefront for Art and Architecture Director
Claudia Zanfi, Domus Magazine Editor-in-chief

Prize
One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee
One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee

The above conditions are intended only for the Academic Year 2010-2011 (November 2010-October 2011).

Entry Fee
None

Entries
- Short written description of the project in A4 (max 2 pages) or in digital file Word format.
- Boards of project in A3 format (max 3 boards) 300 dpi resolution digital file in .PDF or .TIFF format.
- Curriculum vitae of the participant (A4 format) or digital file Word format.
- Statement of purpose (max 5 lines) in A4 or in digital file Word format.

Submission Address
Paper work has to be sent to:
Domus Academy,
‘Defining a CREATIVE HUB’
Via Watt 27 – 20143 Milan, Italy
To the attention of:
Urban Vision and Architectural Design Department.

Organizer
Domus Academy

Official Website
http://www.domusacademy.it/creativehub.html