Rethinking Mallorca’s Seafront

We propose a redesign of the seafront of Cala Millor while taking advantage of the fact that the city council has decided to push back the automobile accessible area away from the seafront, making more space for pedestrian walkways and public spaces.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students and Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Mallorca, Spain
Registration Deadline 15 October 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 4 November 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All of the undergraduate architectural students and postgraduate students who have a degree that is no more than 3 years old


Description
ArchMedium believes that all these concepts can be compatible within a single plan. Architecture can be the base point for developing and improving these sustainable environments. These improved sustainable environments can create harmony between the tourists who want to visit them and the conservation and identity of the landscape.
We propose a redesign of the seafront of Cala Millor while taking advantage of the fact that the city council has decided to push back the automobile accessible area away from the seafront, making more space for pedestrian walkways and public spaces.
This competition is takes as its basis the Phd investigation work done by the architect Biel Horrach Estarellas. His investigation and thesis proposes a key strategy for the development of this site in particular that is also meant to serve as a model for other areas with similar characteristics.
This investigation is at the same time based on the pilot plan for the zone that is being promoted by the “Consell Insular de Mallorca” to accomplish the “European treaty for landscape preservation”.
Cala Millor is located on the east cost of the Mallorca Island in Spain. It is the third most visited destination on the island, having 10,000 permanent residents and over 35,000 hotel rooms.

Jury
Carlos Ferrater (President)
Maria Goula
Ricard Pie
Biel Horrach
Luís Gomez (Rep. SOCIB)
José Marcial (Rep. Hotel Asociation of Cala Millor)

Prize
1st Prize : 2500€, 1 year subscription to the ON Diseño architecture magazine
2nd Prize: 1000€, 1 year subscription to the ON Diseño architecture magazine
3rd Prize: 500€, 1 year subscription to the ON Diseño architecture magazine
10 Honorable Mentions: Publication, Exhibition

Entry Fee
Special registration (May 16th – Jul 31st, 2011): 50€
Early registration (Aug 1st - Sep 15th, 2011): 75€
Late registration (Sep 16th - Oct 15th, 2011): 100€

Entries
One din-A1 horizontal panel

Timetable
Jury meeting: 1November 14th-20th, 2011
Winners are announced in the ArchMedium website: November 27th, 2011
http://en.archmedium.com/

Links
Past winners

Organizer
ArchMedium

Official Website
http://en.archmedium.com/