POST QUAKE VISIONS

Our second competition aims to offer participants a chance of practicing solid, refined research in of post-seismic design.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Redevelopment, Urban
Country Italy
Registration Deadline 3 November 2013(See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 11 November 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility between 18 and 35 years old at the date of subscription

Description
Italy has been experiencing a delicate situation regarding historical memory preservation, in which such precious heritage is constantly put under harming risk.
On one hand both protection and preservation cover a pivotal role; on the other hand national legislation is becoming more and more entangled by complex and articulated rules. The result of those conjoined features is bringing stasis instead of real maintenance; an upcoming risk is therefore for such system is paralysis or eventually death. As a matter of fact, inner cities belonging to small-medium Italian municipalities are currently stating a slow and relentless depopulation.
But what if an extraordinary, dramatic or dismal occurrence broke such clockwork? Which are the scenarios that may be disclosed to the eyes of the designer?
On the night of the 20th of May 2012 an earthquake shook the middle-northern part of Italy, razing hundreds ancient buildings and transforming many inner cities in abandoned ruins.
Where current economical context - widely recognised as a period of “crisis” - makes reconstruction impossible, designers are involved within a fundamental debate: is it possible to think about concrete solutions, capable of overtaking a conception of mere refurbishment / restoration / reinstatement for highly anthropized environments?
YAC believes this is possible. By inviting architecture enthusiasts, professionals and students to join “POST QUAKE VISIONS” competition, YAC aims to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues. This endeavour pints to revamp such scarred ecosystem undercultural and economical keys, with the goal of finding out urban perspectives and social possibilities once undisclosed or unconceivable.
YAC aims to base this research firstly on reading the wounds the quake left on cities, communities and architectures.
By focusing on such vacant spaces, the goal is to insert brand new architecture able to blend ancient heritage with contemporary pace.

Jury
SHIGERU BAN ARCHITECTS/ ALESSANDRO BOLDRINI
CREVALVORE MUNICIPALITY / CLAUDIO BROGLIA
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING / EUGENIA DI GIROLAMO
5+1AA / ALFONSO FEMIA, GIANLUCA PELUFFO
BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY / MATTEO AGNOLETTO

Prize
1st PRIZE: 3,000 €
2nd PRIZE: 1,000 €
3rd PRIZE: 500 €
4 “GOLD” HONORABLE MENTIONS: 250 €
8 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Entry Fee
Special entry: 60 euro/team; from 01/07/2013 to 01/09/2013 (included)
Early entry: 90 euro/team; from 02/09/2013 to 06/10/2013 (included)
Late entry: 120 euro/team; from 07/10/2013 to 03/11/2013 (included)

Entries
1 UNI A1 table(594mm x 841mm) pdf format, maximum size 10 mb

Timetable
Jury summoning: 25/11/2013
Results announcement: 02/12/2013
Award ceremony & exhibition launch: 21/12/2013

Organizer
YAC

Official Website
http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/

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