Aim is to design a water landmark on the Adriatic coast: a space for public relations / a water- playground / a maritime square / a skatepark / temporary housing for tourists / whatever embodies the keywords landscape, interaction, dynamic space, fresh idea.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Waterfront
Country Italy
RegDeadline 16 May 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
24 June 2013(via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Under 35

Deep and controversial economical transformations have been hitting Europe. On one side they show a highly destructive potential; on the other side they are the key to undiscovered scenarios once unimaginable. Beneath the remains of ancient systems often lays the opportunity to write new cultures.
Shipbuilding industry has been hardly struck by crisis: while great arsenals are in distress, medium and small ones ceased to work time ago. Therefore plenty harbor areas are now in search of a new vocation since they have a strategic role for the urban, economic and landscape value of the city.
Which future to imagine for such areas? This is the challenge YAC proposes designers. YAC invites to redesign an old dismissed harbor area in a play-area that can take advantage of the particular situation between the sea and the city. The aim is to offer tourists and citizens a modern and appealing wellness and entertainment centre.
Whatever the meaning challengers will associate to a wellness / entertainment vocation (skatepark, movie theatre,...), YAC invites to work in a temporal and personal perspective.
YAC aims to promote a field of research focusing on such contemporary living axioms: in synthesis it shall be smart. Modern technologies can provide users quick information and discretional points of view like never before. In this sense Architecture must point the same direction by giving its users the the faculty to live space in changeable ways - depending on what they prefer.
Starting lines for reflections can be the themes of dynamic or modular spaces, as well as interactive park areas.

NARDO GOFFI, Pesaro Municipality City Planner
MARCO GAUDENZI, Gaudenzi & Associates Studio
GIOVANNI LEONI, Bologna University

1st PRIZE: 2,500 €
2nd PRIZE: 1,000 €
3rd PRIZE: 500 €
"THE PLAN" PRIZES (3) and HONORABLE MENTIONS (7): publication, exhibition at Pesaro Municipality & at the Universities of Bologna, Santa Fè, Shanghai

Entry Fee
Special entry: 50 euro/team; from 04 march 2013 to 14 april 2013 (included)
Early entry: 75 euro/team; from 15 april 2013 to 12 may 2013 (included)
Late entry: 100 euro/team; from 13 may 2013 to 16 may 2013 (included)

1 UNI A1 table(594mm x 841mm) jpeg format (max 10 mb)

Jury summoning: 25 june 2013
Results publishing: 08j uly 2013
Award ceremony & exhibition launch: 08 july 2013


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