Designing in Teheran

Result

PROJECT A
1st prize
GRZEGORZ WITOLD WORONOWICZ

2nd prize
MARIO COTTONE

3rd prize
GIUSEPPE IODICE


PROJECT B
1st prize
YANA RADEVA

2nd prize
MAARTEN SCHEURWATER

3rd prize
NUNO ROSADO

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Overview

Designing in Teheran is an international contest open to creatives, designers and architects, who are called upon to develop a design for two multistorey buildings, hereafter A and B, set in the Iranian city of Teheran. The aim of the contest is to bring together ideas and identify solutions that will provide the best and most coherent integration of the structures in the local urban and commercial setting, with projects that take into account cultural and technical aspects, in order to enhance the buildings, making them recognisable, with a clear sense of identity. The spaces in question will be used for commercial premises and offices, and crucial in these designs will be the ability to convey the sense that these spaces are interpreted with contemporary sensitivity. The Contest will select three designs for A and three for B, before going on to proclaim one winner for A and one for B.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Commerce, Complex
Country Teheran
Registration Deadline 27 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 27 March 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Creatives, Designers and Architects

Description
Teheran in Persian means “going downwards”. Indeed, the ancient city was first established on an upland plateau before gradually developing downhill in subsequent years to become the metropolis it is today. Expansion of the city was rapid and uncontrolled, but unlike in other cases of massive development, the wealthy population moved out of the old town, whilst the poorer classes remained there. The city now has over 11 million inhabitants and is the country's main industrial, political and socio-cultural centre.

The quality of the spaces in the modern city is seen in its architecture and monuments, and in its environmental fabric as a whole. Large buildings, monuments and streets, together with modern communication and information systems, combine to give the city a sense of modernity, and to enable it to renew itself over time, in order to meet changing functional, creative and artistic needs. Thus we should consider these buildings as modern communication tools that take into account the commercial requirements of different types of activities. One of these activities has to do with the big names in the fashion world and the competition between them, which manifests itself in the innovative environmental quality of their retail spaces, rich in new messages and cultural ideas.

The Designing in Teheran contest seeks to stimulate innovative ideas that will convey these messages of modernity and attention to the architectural and environmental quality of the retail spaces in a constantly evolving metropolis.

Jury
ODILE DECQ (president)
CINO ZUCCHI (juror)
MAKIO HASUIKE (juror)
TOBIA SCARPA (juror)
LUIS PEREIRA MIGUEL (juror)
TATIANA SAMBO (technical juror)
MICHELE ZANELLA (technical juror)

Prize
The winner for A and the winner for B will be awarded Euro 20,000.00 each.
The remaining two finalists for each building (four finalists), will be awarded Euro 5,000.00 each.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
The winners will be announced by 20.04.2009

Organizer
BENETTON

Official Website
http://www.benettongroup.com/designinginteheran/