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What if there had been an Ideas Competition for Praça de Lisboa?

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Portugal
RegDeadline 31 May 2011 GoogleCal iCal
31 May 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The paradigmatic Praça de Lisboa, at the core of Porto Historical Centre, seems to be of greater relevance to launch a first debate about interventions in public space, promoting, simultaneously, a global reflection about the process of city's rehabilitation and about our participation as citizens in that process. Launching an Ideas Competition to Praça de Lisboa, under the name NO RULES, GREAT SPOT: WANTED, IDEAS FOR PRAÇA DE LISBOA (No rules, great spot, is a sentence written on a wall of this space) seems, in this sense, a fundamental action, able to provoke an in-tensive and ex-tensive debate around urban rehabilitation as a shared and informed, participated and discussed city project.
The competition has, therefore, a double purpose: on one hand, involve the community, the city, in the discussions of its projects, gathering and articulating those who were always the fundamental agents of the city construction and problematic: architects; by the other hand, to critic the intervention processes that have been developed both by the City Hall and the Urban Rehabilitation Society (Porto-Vivo), specifically the highly exclusive nature of the competitions (like this particular case) of conception, project, construction, maintenance and exploitation, that, guided by a single speculative logic, annulled any possibility of debate and discussion, and also drew the path to a growing divorce between city and citizens.
The Ideas Competition here presented is, therefore and before anything else, the form that states our responsibility, everyone of us (architects and citizens), to, beyond any individual interest, construct a project that can only be collective and to claim a fundamental right: the right to the city!

Pedro Bandeira (a architect)
Pedro Levi Bismarck (a architect)
João Fernandes (a director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art)
Nuno Grande (a researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra’s Core Cities, Architecture and Culture)
Catarina Portas (a journalist)

1st Prize: 250€
2nd Prize: 100€ (prize offered by the aefaup bookstore)
3rd Prize: 100€ (prize offered by the aefaup bookstore)

Entry Fee

Video or powerpoint presentation

Portuguese and English

the collective ESTA É A MINHA CIDADE?

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