A fresh look at 20th century architectural heritage


Image modelling category
UIA Grand Prize
Salvatore Corso
Image based model of Casa del Balilla
Forli, Italy
Architect : Cesare Valle

Docomomo Prize
Alexandre Van Dongen-Vogels
Image based model of the Glass House
Brussels-Ukkel, Belgium
Architect : Paul-Amaury Michel

A mention went to the group coordinated by Daniele Rossi of the University of Camerino, for their image based models of social facilities in a number of Italian cities dating to the fascist period.
Cristina Nori, Maggi Mauro, Ardito Michela, Ciarrocchi Edoardo, Caseti Paolo,Nespeca Sara, Feriozzi Ramona, Bizzarri Viviana, Cellini Giovanni Rocco, Lappa Flaviana, Lotti Paride, Pizzichini Alice, Simone Vittoria, Colangela Marguerita,
Marco Giorgi.
Rome, Italy

Panoramic Images category
UIA Grand Prize + Docomomo Prize
Fabio Freitas, Jonas Abreu da Silva,
Olivier Lauppi
Panoramic Images of the Museum of Modern Art
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect : Affonso Eduardo Reidy

Juer Hutong in Beijing
Qian Chenyuan, Yunpeng Wang, Xie Zhang, Zhitao Ning
Beijing, China

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China
Xin Ma, Lang Xiaoyu
Beijing, China

Narkomfin housing complex, Moscow
Kuvshinov Yuriy, Anastasia Marukhna
Moscow, Russia

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We announces the launch of an international competition that will invite architecture studentsfrom around the world to create imagemodels of examples of significant architectural creativity realised during the 20th century.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Country France
RegDeadline 26 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
26 April 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students
Target Field The buildings must have been built between 1901 and 2000 and the authorization of the architects, or owners of these buildings for the use of the photographs must have been obtained (letter of accreditation to be included in the e-portfolio).

This competition is an opportunity for the architects of tomorrow to enrich the web index www.archi.fr/UIA with their own expression of an architectural realisation from the last century, using today's design tools.
The image models to be designed for this competition need to be based on digital photographs created using Autodesk® ImageModeler® and Autodesk® Stitcher® Unlimited software.
This software will be made available by Autodesk® to the competitors for use free of charge for the duration of the competition.
Students are free to choose the structure they wish to represent, from a major landmark to an unknown building, with the condition that it was built between 1901 and 2000.
Competitors may participate in one or both of the following categories:
- “Panoramic Imaging” Category: Architectural description based on panoramic images
- “Image-Based-Modeling” Category: Architectural description based on image-based-models

5 UIA representatives
The President and Secretary General of Docomomo international
A representative of the DAPA (MCC)
An architect proposed by the DAPA
2 representatives of Autodesk®
2 representatives of the CNRS

A Grand Prize of 3,000 euro per category
Docomomo award (2): 1,000 euro

Entry Fee
20 euro
60 euro for the “coordinated groups”

- “Panoramic Imaging” Category: an information sheet concerning the building, an accompanying text of 250 word, a scanned copy of a letter from the architect or the owner of the building, A4 document (4 pages maximum), Panoramic image(s) in QuickTime format, Equirectangular image(s) (spherical projection) of the panoramic images in JPEG, " Autodesk® Stitcher™ Unlimited” file(s) used to create panoramic images
- “Image-Based-Modeling” Category: an information sheet concerning the building, an accompanying text of 250 words, a scanned copy of a letter from the architect or the owner of the building, A4 document (4 pages maximum), an accompanying notice, if the presentation has been fragmented or if the competitor is proposing several 3D models, the photographs used for the creation of the 3D model(s), the folder containing the textures extracted from the photographs in JPEG, "Autodesk® ImageModeler™" file(s)

French or English

Opening of the period for the international pre-selection : May 17, 2010
End of the period for the international pre-selection: June 7, 2010
Deadline for the final selection: June 25, 2010
Verification of the eligibility of prize- winners: July 13, 2010
Announcement of the winners (on the WEB site) and Prize giving: Beginning September 2010

UIA, MCC/DAPA, Docomomo international and the CNRS (UMR 694 MAP-Gamsau Laboratory)

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