Concepción. Living at(in) the Edge. The Andalien river fluvial restoration & urban design

The call for ideas considers water landscapes, specifically rivers, as mediators in the formation of a harmonic and dynamic balance between cities and nature.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Urban
Country Concepción, Chile
Registration Deadline 5 November 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 5 November 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The call for ideas considers water landscapes, specifically rivers, as mediators in the formation of a harmonic and dynamic balance between cities and nature. a river restoration approach (considering fluvial geomorphology) should be adopted in order to “re-enliven the river” and as a lens from which to reinforce and understand natural systems for design adaptation.
The competition focuses on the Andalién river, the settlements it crosses and proposed growth areas in zones of risk and ecological value. The competition seeks urbanism proposals, across scales (from bay to river basin and back to one of 3 strategic sites) which challenge business-as-usual and fundamentally reorient the concrete interplay between Concepción and the Andalién river. In short the competition is looking forward to receive urbanistic answers to the de specific dialogue that natural systems and city undertake/are engaging in Concepción.
In chile, as in the rest of the world, urban rivers have been severely modified, due to dynamic morphological and sedimentation processes coupled with reckless urbanization and exploitation of the land. These disturbances create natural hazards derived from, amongst others, positioning human settlements in floodplains and consequently, on the fluvial territory. in a context of climate change, the consequences of these conflicts will become predictably more severe. bold, new ideas for the recovery of the Andalién river will serve as a model for other rivers in Chile and elsewhere.

Jury
Bruno de Meulder, Doctor, Architect and Civil Engineer from KU Leuven (Belgium)
Antje Stokman, a professor of Landscape and Ecology Planning, and member of the Studio Urbane Landschaften
Mathias Kondolf, a fluvial geomorphologist and Professor of Environmental Planning in UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, director of the Sustainable Environmental Design major, and former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Alfredo Ollero, Doctor in Geography from the Universidad de Zaragoz
Gonzalo Lizarralde, Professor at the School of Architecture at the Université de Montréal
María Dolores Muñoz, Doctor in Architecture and Patrimony from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Sergio Baeriswyl, Doctor in Urbanism from the University of Karlsruhe
Alejandra Sther, Civil Engineer and Doctor in Environmental Science

Prize
1st prize: 8,000,000 Chilean Pesos (Reference in euros: 10.840)
2nd prize: 2,000,000 Chilean Pesos (Reference in euros: 2.712)
3rd prize: 1,000,000 Chilean Pesos (Reference in euros: 1.355)
Three honorable mentions.

Entry Fee
None

Organizer
EULA. Environmental Sciences Centre

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