Rio de Janeiro CityVision

The purpose of the competition is to provide a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RegDeadline 10 June 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
11 June 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Two Presents. One Future.
The purpose of the competition is to provide a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future.
We live in a particular period, made so by a broader vision of history itself, for which “the sums don’t add up” and the meaning of “time” has lost its positive and progressive meaning, giving way to a “contemporary time” in which present, past and future (or rather our visions of it) seem to coexist.
Reality is now compromised by the crisis and bad taste has prevailed thanks to the habituation of citizens to “that condition where human beings seek in every way to hold on to their humanity thus absorbing the effects of increasingly harrowing struggles between good and evil “made possible by the institutionalization of behavior, to which we have been used (read: tamed).
So in formulating their planning hypothesis it will be necessary to analyze the city and grasp the essence of its disgust, to then subvert it all through the wonder, that is “a view diametrically opposite to that which until now has been the custom of things for us”

ALEANDRO ZAERA-POLO, Architect / Madrid (Spain)
JEFFREY INABA, Architect-Editor / New York (USA)
Jeroen Koolhaas, Architect-Artist / Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Hernan Diaz Alonso, Architect / Los Angeles - USA
Cristiano Toraldo Di Francia, Architect / Ancona - Italy

1st place: € 3.000
2nd place: € 1.000
and 6 Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
Early registration deadline: 70€ (until April 9th, 2013)

Two boards in A2 and a written report in A4 (3000 characters)

Results announcement: July 2013 on the competition website
Winning ceremony and exhibition: October 2013

Past winners


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