4th International FUTUWAWA Competition – Look at the Square

The Competition allows us to look for new ideas that will help to breathe new life into Parade Square.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Urban
Country Warsaw, Poland
RegDeadline 8 July 2016 GoogleCal iCal
8 July 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

This year, FUTUWAWA focuses on the most discussed and the most promising area of the capital city, with huge city-forming potential – Parade Square (Defilad Square). Taking into account the investments that are planned in some of its parts, the announced competition concerns the vision of this place. We would like to invite residents of Warsaw, architects, artists, students and everyone from around the world who would like to share their ideas for Parade Square to take part in the 4th International FUTUWAWA Competition – „Look at the Square”.
Parade Square (Defilad Square) is a central place in Warsaw not only due to its location. This is a crossroad of ideas, inspirations, plans, interests and conflicts, but also our dreams and needs related to the quality of urban areas in the capital.
The topic is widely known in Warsaw. A new architectural project for the Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre, a longstanding debate on the development plan for the Square... Nevertheless, this discussion is not complete without talking about a vision for the Square and without answering some general (or even tricky) questions. What are the future functions for the Square? What is going to fill in its area? What are the specific rules for it?
The Competition allows us to look for new ideas that will help to breathe new life into Parade Square. It is not our intention to abolish existing plans, but we also do not want to stick too close to them, as this is the only way to organize a vision-oriented competition.
We are tackling the general overview and not specific details. Do not be afraid to experiment. Design your own Parade Square. You can even forget about its name and come up with your own title that matches your idea.

Professor Krzysztof Domaradzki (Warsaw University of Technology, DAWOS studio)
Professor Sławomir Gzell (Warsaw University of Technology)
Krzysztof Herbst, PhD (Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives - FISE)
Dorota Jarecka (Studio Gallery)
Roman Pawłowski (TR Warszawa Theatre)
Katarzyna Sadowy, PhD (Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects - SARP)
Wojciech Wagner (Head of the Department of Public Space Aesthetics, City of Warsaw)
Marcel Andino Velez (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw)

Award of the Jury: 7,000 PLN
Three Audience Awards: 1,000 PLN each
Competition Jury Award, Competition Jury Honourable Mention decided by the public vote: 16,700 PLN (total)

Entry Fee

Description of the project (max. 1600 characters) and images

Voting of the jury: July 11, 2016
Presentation on Parade Square using Virtual Reality technology: September 9-11, 2016
Exhibition on Parade Square and public vote: September 9- 11, 2016
Announcement of results and award ceremony: September 17- 30, 2016

Past winners

Fundacja Puszka and Plac Defilad/Teatr Studio

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