Salt-pan house

The goal of the competition is to stop further ruin of one of the remaining salt-pan houses at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park while using a new intervention to form a spatial model of cultural heritage preservation in the southern area of the salt-pans.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Rehabilitation
Country Parecag, Slovenia
Registration Deadline 30 January 2020 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 January 2020 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility

Description
The goal of the competition is to stop further ruin of one of the remaining salt-pan houses at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park while using a new intervention to form a spatial model of cultural heritage preservation in the southern area of the salt-pans.
Fifty years ago, when salt-making was abandoned, there were more than a hundred houses standing in the southern part. Today, only around seventy ruins remain, reminding us of the once key economic activity in Piran. Heritage preservation always demands a new intervention, albeit small. The chosen ruin means an opportunity for a fresh take on the balance between the preservation of cultural and natural heritage; it may become a self-confident model for a restored co-existence with cultural and natural heritage in the European sense.
The entrants should design a temporary spatial intervention that will be installed on the site of a salt-pan house.

Jury
Maruša Zorec – professor at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana
Boštjan Vuga – visiting Professor at the AA School of Architecture in London
Maja Vardjan – architect and curator at MAO
Miloš Kosec – member of the editorial board of the Outsider magazine
Etbin Tavčar – conservator at ZVKDS
Matevž Granda – member of the editorial board of the Outsider magazine

Prize
1st prize: EUR 3,000 gross + EUR 2,000 towards covering the travel and accommodation costs of a workshop to develop the construction documentation.
2nd prize: EUR 1,500 gross
3rd prize: EUR 500 gross
3 Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Shortlisted teams will be informed of the selection and invited to the award ceremony: February 23, 2020
Announcement of the winners: February 29, 2020
Construction of the structure, and opening ceremony: 2020

Organizer
OUTSIDER

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